Fergus Falls woman given the green light to escort adopted children out of Haiti(WDAY TV) - In Fergus Falls tonight, there is hope and good news coming from Haiti. Sara Thacker traveled from Otter Tail County to Haiti to not only pick up her newly adopted son, but escort five other children whose families were waiting at the airport in Miami. The adoptions had been arranged long before the earthquake.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY
But as Sara was about to leave Haiti, a mob accosted her and accused her of child trafficking. After three days of negotiations, it appears the children and Thacker have tonight been given the green light to fly out.
There was already a bond between Sara Thacker and her newly adopted son Reece, but at the airport, an angry mob shouted accusations at Thacker. Not realizing the adoptions were all legitimate, signed off by the Prime Minister himself.
“Police got involved and things got crazy.”
Sadly, all the children were taken from Sara and sent to a tent the last two days, while the problem is ironed out.
“If there is someone who could handle this, it is Sarah, and the faith she has and her determination to make this happen to provide a home for a kid who needs it.”
All her friends and family at her church in Fergus have kept in touch daily via Facebook and a blog Sarah has been writing from Haiti.
“Trying to encourage spirit of peace and not fear. A lot of people are praying.”
“We are not down there to cause trouble, but to bring the children back and a house to live in.”
Outside the family's church today, a new message that seemed to fit the day. Faith Makes Things Possible…not easy.
The misunderstanding follows news that the 33-children taken from an orphanage by missionaries from Idaho were in fact "not orphans". Thacker's adoption along with the other 5-children were all scrutinized and approved before Thacker left for the airport in Haiti.