Ted Turner Credited for Haitian Family Reunion

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 7:12 AM PDT
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento International Airport was buzzing with activity and excitement Thursday over a Haitian girl named Claire.

Among the people who helped make the scene possible was media mogul Ted Turner, who flew the girl's adopted couple into Port-au-Prince on his private jet.

Her life, which was rocked by that earthquake last week, is about to change for the better.

Claire, 7, is moving to a home in Lake of the Pines in Nevada County.

Debbie and Scott Bryditzky brought home their adopted daughter from Port-au-Prince Thursday.

They have been going through the adoption process for three years.

After the earthquake, the couple felt like they had lost all hope in finding her, but used the Internet to help locate Claire.

Among the people who helped was media mogul Ted Turner, who flew the couple into Port-au-Prince on his private jet.

The family now has six members.

The little girl waved from the top of an escalator at the airport upon her arrival and was greeted with an emotional homecoming of hugs and kisses from her new family.

Claire was also given her first doll Thursday, a Barbie.

This article originally appeared on KCRA.com

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