When a massive earthquake hit her native Haiti Jan. 12, Myrlande Charitable worried whether her son had been harmed.

When the first of some 200 Haitian children were flown to Canada 12 days later to join their adoptive parents, the Toronto mother felt a sense of hope.

But Charitable, who received her refugee status last June, is now wondering why the Canadian government is taking so long to reunite birth parents in Canada with their children back in Haiti who have been affected by the earthquake.

More than two months after the quake, Charitable’s son, Marc-Pender Jean, 13, is still being bounced from one relative to another while he waits to join her here.

Aissa Nauthoo, director of Toronto’s Centre Francophone de Toronto, said her office receives a dozen inquiries each week from anxious Haitian Canadians hoping to get their loved ones out of the chaos.

“It is hypocritical that the government distinguishes adopted children from other children,” said Nauthoo.

Alexandra Lamoureux, the community support worker for Charitable, said they have called immigration’s hotline several times; the only assurance they received was that “the file will be flagged.”

“I’m just upset that these children to Haitian Canadians are not coming as quickly. How is it fair?”