We value adoptive parents, we value short term mission trip participants, we value people who just love and care about Haiti ... we truly value all of that. It is important and we do not diminish any of those awesome things.
Just to clarify, the HANDS Across Haiti vision is to connect people doing on-going work in Haiti. The point is to share resources, share information and connect with others on the ground here. In order to keep the site focused on its true purpose, we are going to try to keep membership limited to those folks.
The site defines it like this
"This network is exclusively for humanitarian support personnel presently serving in Haiti, either in part-time or full-time capacity."
Thanks for your understanding.