As the Hope for Haiti Now telethon has shown us recently, a lot of people are down for donating money to support those that are less fortunate than us, and even more so when the less fortunate are hit by a devastating natural disaster that almost takes down their entire nation.
But who wants to donate their time and energy to the cause? Because let’s face it, money is easy to give, but it’s hard to give out your time.
Rappert Trina apparently wants to do just that. She wants to adopt an orphaned child from Haiti.
In a statement sent by her publicist to Young Black & Fabulous, Trina says:
“With the current state that Haiti is in right now, I personally feel like donating monetary and physical possessions is an enormous and vast donation; however, I would like to contribute on a higher level for more personal reasons like being ready to raise/nurture a child and by being involved on a day to day basis,” Trina states.
“The tragic and untimely list of events that have happened in Haiti–even before the recent “Earthquake”–have made me realize how blessed I am as an individual. I want to share that with a child who is a victim in this disturbing time, in addition to adding on to my immediate family circle.”
“I am in the financial position to adopt, therefore, I am taking it into deep consideration at this time. I have always admired other individuals for adopting children not so much for their celebrity status, but more so because of the nurturing and invaluable change and joy it will bring to a child’s life.”
“Lastly, the fact that I am considering adopting a child from Haiti is even more significant to me because a great deal of adopted children come into the United States from larger countries–like China, Russia and African countries. I also have family members that are of Haitian descent.”
I applaud Trina on speaking out on this and I applaud anyone who plans to adopt especially for these reasons. Let’s just hope all that do, turn out to be good parents.