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Tamela and Don Sperr arrived home in Donnelly with their adopted daughter, Islande, 10. The girl arrived from earthquake-ravaged Haiti through an expedited humanitarian adoption process. Another girl the Sperrs are working to adopt is in good health but the family has no word when she could leave Haiti. Submitted photo.

Haitian girl arrives in Donnelly

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One of Tamela and Don Sperr's new daughters is making her home in Donnelly, and the family eagerly awaits word on when a second child from earthquake-ravaged Haiti will be joining them.


Tamela Sperr said Thursday that Islande, 10, arrived in Miami on Monday, with her new family waiting to greet her.

Another girl the family has been working to adopt is in good health after surviving the earthquake but there has been no word on when she'll be leaving the country.

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