World's refugee orphans seeking homes in the US
HOLLISTON, Mass. (AP) - The number of international orphans who need homes in the United States is rising, largely because of armed conflicts in Africa and such disasters as the Haitian earthquake.
Federal refugee officials have already placed 700 orphans in homes in 14 states and the District of Columbia. They say they're
Massachusetts is being asked to add an additional 32 orphans to the 93 it already has taken. Paul Boulanger, a 68-year-old single father in Holliston, has fostered three dozen refugee children in 30 years. He now has teenagers from the Congo, China and Myanmar living with him.