‘We have grown a lot’: Family that adopted Haitian orphans after earthquake recalls how they met – KCRA Sacramento

'We have grown a lot': Family that adopted Haitian orphans after earthquake recalls how they met

Updated: 9:53 AM PST Jan 24, 2020

Its been 10 years since the magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, but for Michael and Carmen Owens, it feels like it happened yesterday."Time has flown," Michael Owens said. "Flown by."The earthquake damaged an orphanage where then 7-year-old Kensly Owens lived with his brother, Stanley."The day the earthquake hit, I think I was just walking with some little girl that was younger than me, and it just started shaking," Kensly said.A week later, a plane landed in Pittsburgh with more than 50 orphans who were taken to Holy Family Institute.Carmen was volunteering at the institute, and although they werent planning to adopt, Michael, Carmen and their six children welcomed Kensly and Stanley with open arms."It was pretty easy to fit in, and it was a big family," Kensly said. "I had a lot of brothers in Haiti, too.""We have grown a lot as a family because of these boys," Michael Owens said.Watch the video above to see the full story.

Its been 10 years since the magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, but for Michael and Carmen Owens, it feels like it happened yesterday.

"Time has flown," Michael Owens said. "Flown by."

The earthquake damaged an orphanage where then 7-year-old Kensly Owens lived with his brother, Stanley.

"The day the earthquake hit, I think I was just walking with some little girl that was younger than me, and it just started shaking," Kensly said.

A week later, a plane landed in Pittsburgh with more than 50 orphans who were taken to Holy Family Institute.

Carmen was volunteering at the institute, and although they werent planning to adopt, Michael, Carmen and their six children welcomed Kensly and Stanley with open arms.

"It was pretty easy to fit in, and it was a big family," Kensly said. "I had a lot of brothers in Haiti, too."

"We have grown a lot as a family because of these boys," Michael Owens said.

Watch the video above to see the full story.

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