Haiti Earthquake Devastates Lives of Orphans, Unwanted Children

"They did have walls fall down at the orphanage. But they had all the kids outside in a safe area," she said.

Of utmost concern now is the orphanage's assistant director, Jean "Junior" Jumelle, who has not been accounted for. Last heard from around 3 p.m., he was headed for home in a particularly hard hit Port-au-Prince suburb.

Manfred, an adoptive parent, who was already planning a trip to Haiti this weekend, is going to try and keep her seat on the plane so she can deliver 500 pounds of baby formula for the orphanage's 40 infants, now sleeping outside with the rest of the children.

With baby formula already twice as expensive in Haiti as it is in the U.S., Manfred said the orphanage director hopes to use their savings -- if they can get the money out of the bank -- for water and "fuel for the generators, if they can even get fuel."

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