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Couple Awaiting Adoption Gets Good News From Mexico City

September 29, 1985

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ After anxious days of waiting, Armando and Jean Orellana have received word that the tiniest member of their family survived two earthquakes that shattered part of Mexico City.

One of the newborn babies found trapped under the crumbled Juarez Hospital in Mexico City was their adopted son.

He and several infants miraculously survived in the rubble for nearly a week without food and water.

The Orellana baby, who is less than two weeks old, is being treated for bruises and injuries received in the earthquake.

Orellana said Friday that he and his wife have been waiting for about two months to adopt a child from his native country.

Although there are still legalities in the adoption, Orellana said the couple hopes to travel to Mexico City and bring the boy home late this week.

They have already selected a name for the tiny boy - Karlo Roberto.

The Orellanas have two other children, Karen, 16, and Alexander, 11. Orellana works for the division of employment and training in the Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations.

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