Rapper Trina Considering Adopting Haitian Child; Haiti Death Toll Reaches 150K
It seems that Miami-based rapper Trina has taken the disaster of Haiti to heart. Ever since the country suffered a massive trauma when the 7.0 earthquake of January 12 struck, people have been donating monetary and physical possessions, as Trina puts it; however the Slip-N-Slide Records recording artist herself stated that she quote, “would like to contribute on a higher level for more personal reasons” and is considering adopting and raising a Haitian child.
In a statement released to the public, Trina says she is “ready to raise/nurture” a Haitian child “on a day to day” basis.
Trina claims she is definitely in the “financial position to adopt” a child and she is definitely “taking it into deep consideration,” after realizing even before the Haiti earthquake, from “tragic and untimely” happenings, that she is “blessed” as an individual and wants to “share that with a child.”
Another reason why Trina is considering adopting from Haiti is because she is “seeing that a great deal of adopted children” are coming from other “larger countries” like “China, Russia and Africa” but not from Haiti, a country where Trina quote has “family members” which are of “Haitian descent.”
Since the 7.0 earthquake of January 12, the country’s reported death toll has reached 150,000 and could top as high as 300,000 now expected.
In a recent press conference, hip hop pioneer Russell Simmons, also Editor-In-Chief of GlobalGrind.com, spoke on camera of Wyclef Jean’s plan to evacuate the people of Haiti from what is now being dubbed ‘the morgue’ and defended the rapper/founder of Yele Haiti Foundation’s organization after it came under financial scrutiny by press, as covered on HipHopRX.com.
As of now, there has been millions of dollars raised in support of Haiti relief including $2 million in donations raised by Yele Haiti Foundation, $60 million raised from the recent Hope For Haiti telethon, $10 million in aid from Brazil, a reported $13.5 million from ‘Canada For Haiti,’ including a touching story of a 7 year-old British schoolboy by the name of Charlie Simpson who raised over $100,000 for Haiti relief according to reports; plus tons of other stories of millions raised and donated by celebrities, charities and real people all over the globe.