While the “Hope For Haiti” telethon raised more than $57 million on Friday (Jan. 22) and was a huge success, one celebrity is contemplating the notion to possibly make one orphaned Haitian child a part of her family.
She is rapper Trina.
In a statement released via her personal publicist, Trina detailed her adoption consideration.
Below is the statement in its entirety:
“With the current state that Haiti is in right now; I personally feel like donating monetary and physical possessions is a enormous and vast donation … however I would like to contribute on a higher level for more personal reasons in addition to being ready to raise/nurture a child; by being involved on a day to day bases.
The tragic and untimely list of events that have happen in Haiti even before the recent earthquake have made me realize how blessed I am as a individual and I want to share that with a child; that is a victim in this disturbing time; in addition to adding on to my immediate family circle.
I am in the financial position to adopt; therefore I am taking it into deep consideration at this time, I have always admired other individuals for adopting children not so much for their celebrity status but more so because of the ‘nurturing’ and invaluable change and joy it will bring to a child’s life.
Lastly the fact that I am considering adopting a child from, Haiti is even more significant to me seeing that a great deal of adopted children that come into the United States are from larger countries such as China, Russia and Africa [sic]. I also have family members that are of Haitian descent.”