Saiward Pharr, WRKF (2010-01-27)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (wrkf) - As people in the United States look for ways to help people in Haiti after the devastating earthquake on January 12th, there has been a surge in interest in adopting Haitian children. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is urging people to delay adopting Haitian children for the time being, and focus instead on relief efforts. Paula Davis is a licensed clinical social worker who handles international adoptions with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. She joins WRKF's Saiward Pharr in the studio to discuss the unique concerns with Haitian adoption right now. © Copyright 2010, wrkf
Tuesday November 3, 2009--Any temporary duty assignment assumes its own unique version of normalcy. The passage of time is perceived differently. It’s a strange form of bipolar disorder to think in two different time zones simultaneously. My work days in American Samoa are somewhat longer than at home. I wake up hearing the roosters, really, and am showered and downstairs at 6 to boil water. French press. Espresso. That’s breakfast to me. Yogurt is rare on the island, and milk, from New Zealand, is not always available. My first work hour is email with coffee. Home is now 5 hours ahead so it’s late morning for you by the time I read your overnight messages.
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