March 17th, 2010
08:04 PM ET

Haitian kids allegedly taken by Americans reunite with kin

Nearly all of the 33 Haitian children whom American missionaries allegedly tried to take out of the earthquake-ravaged nation were reunited Wednesday with their families, weeks after they were separated.

The children, who range in age from 4 months to 12 years old, have been living in SOS Children's Village, an Austrian-run orphanage in northern Port-au-Prince, since late January, when the 10 Americans they were with were arrested at the Haitian-Dominican Republic border.

On Wednesday, 32 of the children were taken home by at least one parent. Authorities are still working to verify the paperwork from the parents of the remaining child, a 9-year-old girl, SOS Children's Village said. It was not immediately clear when she could be reunited with her family.

- From CNN's  Lonzo Cook and Sara Sidner

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  1. Sharon, Daniel Island

    I was hoping the missionary was telling the truth and the childred were in fact orphans. Now that they are bing reunied with there parents are these children the enslaved or sold that we hear so much about or are they truly misplaced family members being returned to loving parent

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