May 13, 2010 Writer John Seabrook was in the process of adopting a baby girl from Haiti when the country was hit by the massive earthquake in January. He writes about his own experience with international adoption — and the history and perils of the practice — in The New Yorker.
April 19, 2010 Haitian officials have begun relocating survivors of the Jan. 12 earthquake from flood-prone camps into a new housing site outside Port-au-Prince. But aid groups say the government botched the planning of the new camp and gave them little time to prepare.
April 4, 2010 For the Western hemisphere's poorest country, the earthquake that hit Haiti in January was an especially cruel blow. Despite this, it's hard to find a Haitian who doesn't profess a belief in a loving God. Still, some are raising eternal questions.
April 1, 2010 After the January earthquake, more than half a million people fled Port-au-Prince for other parts of the country. The government vowed to take the opportunity to shrink the city to a more manageable size. But there are indications the city is growing again.
April 1, 2010 Countries around the world are pledging aid to Haiti, but some are concerned that the post-earthquake chaos and longstanding problems with corruption will make it hard for the government to be effective. Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive says Haiti will have to prove it is making progress.
March 31, 2010 Governments and international aid agencies pledging to help Haiti say they want to take their lead from the Haitian government. But the government in Haiti remains extremely weak, and in the everyday life of many Haitians, it seems to be missing in action.
March 30, 2010 Even before the January earthquake, international aid agencies played a huge role in Haiti. As donors gather in New York to consider billions of dollars in new aid, some say past efforts to help are one of the reasons the country remains so entrenched in poverty. The U.N. is pushing for a new approach.
March 25, 2010 One of Haiti's most urgent problems is what to do with the estimated 25 million cubic yards of debris left after the massive earthquake in January. The Haitian government is struggling to find safe sites to dump the rubble, even as more structures are slated for demolition.
March 23, 2010 For weeks, the Oscar-winning actor has been among the thousands of people living in a crowded tent camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Right now, Penn says, his aid organization's biggest concern is relocating the people in the camp before heavy seasonal rains hit.
March 19, 2010 All of the 33 children that U.S. missionaries tried to take out of Haiti after the deadly January earthquake have been returned to their parents. But at least one mother says that she would consider giving up her children for a better life elsewhere than subject them to the desperate living conditions in Haiti.
March 18, 2010 In Haiti, heavy rains are expected to begin soon, and aid groups and the government are in a race against time to move hundreds of thousands of tent-camp residents who could be at particular risk. Yet the process of relocating the quake victims has been extremely slow.
March 11, 2010 To show support for schoolchildren devastated by the earthquake, fifth-graders in Northridge, Calif., sent the kids letters that included poems, comic strips and stickers. The students in California and those in Haiti say they'd like to be pen pals for life.