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February 3rd, 2010
05:14 PM ET

She's in her new home


Elizabeth Dowling and her daughter, 22-month-old Jenna, at home in Denver, Colorado.


AC360° Correspondent Gary Tuchman with Dowling and Jenna.

Programming note: Tune in tonight at 10p.m. ET for more reporting on the orphans in Haiti, and the efforts to protect all of the children without guardians in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Ismael Estrada
AC360° Producer

Elizabeth Dowling was sitting on her living room floor watching CNN coverage from the Earthquake in Haiti. Her thoughts were entirely on her 22-month-old daughter, Jenna.

Dowling was in the process of adopting Jenna, who was at the Bresma Orphanage in Port-au-Prince. She had been getting some reports about how the children in the orphanage were doing, but she was still overcome with worry.

Dowling was watching a report by Gary Tuchman on the orphanage when suddenly there was Jenna, sitting in Gary’s lap, smiling and looking into the camera. Gary was able to keep Dowling updated on how her daughter was doing as the children in the orphanage were sent to the United States. A few days later, Jenna was home in Denver.

Last night Gary Tuchman, photojournalist Gil DeLaRosa and I visited Dowling and Baby Jenna. Jenna was starting to adapt to all the new things in her life, new foods, cold weather new people and new routines. She was still smiling and had no problem jumping right back in Gary’s lap. Watch our report on how they are doing tonight at 10 p.m. ET.


Filed under: Gary Tuchman • Haiti Earthquake • Ismael Estrada
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Robin Elkins

    Yay! I am so proud of youLiz and happy for you! Congratulations and I can't wait to see you and Jenna in Boston.

    February 3, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  2. Isabel Siaba

    Nice family!!!!! You two deserve to be very happy!

    February 3, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  3. Angela Guichardo

    I am glad that some kids have found a new warm home to stay in and grown well after all that tragedy that affected our neigbords.

    I wish she finds in her new parents all the love and support to live a beautiful life.

    God bless you!

    February 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  4. Noel Anthony Haughey

    Beautiful story Anderson. Elizabeth Dowling is a HERO! Happiness and love for Jenna and Elizabeth together....

    February 3, 2010 at 6:14 pm |
  5. Jackie

    So cute.......happy for you girls.

    February 3, 2010 at 6:03 pm |