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SD couple trying to rescue orphan they're adopting from Haiti

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(CBS 8) - The department of homeland security is now granting humanitarian parole visas to certain Haitian orphans and their prospective parents.

A North County family has been working on adopting a child from Haiti for two years. Their adopted son survived the shaker and is ready to be brought to America.

It's a heartwrenching time for Carmel Valley residents Paul and Donica Dohrenwend as they wait to see if they can get their adopted son Stevenson out of quake ravaged Haiti.

Fortuantely, Stevenson's orphanage, about 2 hours west of Port-au-Prince, was not damaged.

However, the pair's original paperwork is buried in the ruins of Haiti's government buildings. But they have copies of key documents and photos which could cut through red tape.

Paul, who is a Kaiser Permanente emergency room doctor, is heading to Haiti on a mission of mercy with hopes of a joyous reunion.

The couple already have two young biological children who can't wait for their new playmate to come home.

Paul is now in Florida and will fly to Haiti Wednesday morning. Shortly after that, he should be holding Stevenson in his arms. Hopefully, they'll be back in San Diego within a week.

In this video report, News 8's Phil Blauer tells their story of dedication in a time of disaster.

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