I’ve mentioned Adeye before; she and her husband are my new heroes, in part because they’re adopting little Hasya, a 14-year-old girl who weighs 14 pounds. (Yes, you read that right. Go to Adeye’s blog to get the amazing story!)
Adeye has posted an appeal for another orphan on her blog, and I’m now posting it on mine. Beth is 20 months old, lives in the same country as Hasya, and is also in an orphanage. She has hydrocephalus and spina bifida, and while the government has allowed to have her surgery to fix her hydrocephalus, it has not allowed her to have surgery for her spina bifida. Because she can’t have surgery, Beth has a large, open wound on her back. The only thing they’ve done for Beth is tape a plastic “donut” to her back, which prevents her from laying on her back. Luckily, Beth lives in a relatively clean orphanage and her wound hasn’t become infected yet… but she can only beat the odds for so long. If Beth’s wound is not repaired, she develop an infection and die.
Look at this little angel! She deserves a family!
Once again, I ask: do you know the family who God is calling to adopt Beth? Maybe you do and you don’t realize it yet! The Smiths didn’t know they were called to adopt until they saw Malcolm on Leila’s blog; now they’ve completed their home study paperwork and could bring Malcolm home later this year.
Beth’s family could be your friend (real or Facebook), your neighbor, or someone who reads your blog or your Twitter. Maybe it’s even you…
Anyone who wants to adopt Beth should e-mail Nina at nina [dot] t [at] chi adopt [dot] org (remove spaces).
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini and St. Jerome Emiliani, patron saints of orphans, pray for Beth!