As you know, our sweet Miah will not be with us for Christmas this year. She will still be in her orphanage, blind to the knowledge that we are coming for her. (But GREAT news - this is her last Christmas in an orphanage!) We have been stretching our brains for the last several weeks trying to figure out what we can do for her for Christmas this year. Presents seem a bit silly since she will not be home until around June. But we want to do something to make her part of the celebration. And we know you want to make her part of your celebrations, too.
In light of the recent news I shared earlier, we have discovered there IS something we can do for Miah. Her country has what is known as a "baba program". Babas are grandmother type figures who come in for two hours each day and care for the children. Miah has a baba for two hours each weekday. But! There is more that we can do! I was told today that it is possible to pay for a private baba for Miah who will be able to stay with her for 6 hours a day. These babas help make sure the children are fed, changed, held, and talked to. This will be crucial in helping to prepare Miah for life with a family. In addition, if the unthinkable happens, Miah will still have someone on her side and by her side.
Do you want to get a present for Miah this Christmas? Do you want to include her in your celebrations? We're doing a special Christmas fundraiser for Miah to raise the money needed to pay for a baba for her. We are trying to get a baba for her as soon as possible. Hopefully this can happen in time for Christmas. :) We are asking that each person who wants to include Miah in their Christmas celebrations purchase a star for $10. That $10 will go directly into her baba fund to get her extra care and love while she waits for us. The star will have your name written on it and will be hung above the crib in her room. (Thanks Jessica for your blocks idea! We're totally basing this off of it!) You can donate through paypal using the Chip In link on the right side of this blog. This is a safe and secure way to give.
I'm super excited to have all of these stars hanging in Miah's room to show her how much all of you love her! It's going to be amazing!