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Another group of Haitian adoptees arrived in Canada Saturday, greeted by frigid Canadian temperatures.

An Air Canada Airbus carried almost 60 children. They were taken off the plane bundled in blankets to their new parents, who were pressed against the glass of the Ottawa airport terminal, straining to gain a look.

One Alberta couple, Chris and Adyne Bell, told CTV News that they waited in Ottawa for more than a week for their adopted daughters to arrive.

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"It's been hell, we had so many times when we thought we were on the plane and then we weren't," Chris Bell told CTV.

But the couple were excited at the sight of their adopted children.

"So amazed, it's just overwhelming, just so happy, happy to see them," said Ms. Bell.

The federal government said the children ranged in age from three months to 17 years, with almost half under the age of two.

The federal government fast-tracked adoptions for 217 children approved by Haitian officials.

The first group of 28 arrived in Ottawa last weekend and a second group of 52 arrived Wednesday.

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