Monday, May 7, 2012

Hope for Alea

China, the possibility for us to move there is real.  And yet, tonight China is on my heart for a totally different reason.  Alea.  Alea is a little girl with Biliary Atresia a disease in which something (they do not understand why) causes the bile ducts to not work correctly.  Bottom line, it begins to go to the liver and cause irrepreable damage to the liver.  Some children do okay with a Kasai pull through.  Removal of the gall bladder is a must, but eventually all children with B.A. need a liver transplant. 

Alea is such a child, she is also an orphan.  She was obviously well loved before being left at the day care center where she is housed now, so I cannot imagine how difficult it was for her parents to give her up so she would have a fighting chance.  Alea is in need of a liver transplant and without it, she will die.  There is no other outcome for her without a transplant.  Red Envelope is starting a crusade to find her a forever family and I hope those of you reading this will keep this going and keep sharing.  Somewhere out there is a forever family for Alea. 

As I look the smiling baby in the pictures I find my heart aching for her and yearning for her, but we simply do not have the finances to adopt her.  We have the health insurance and between health insurance AND government disability we could get extra insurance to cover her medication of that I am sure, but I know it is not possible.  Adopting a child from out of country is extremely expensive and between Lizzie's upcoming eye surgery and Sarah starting college in the fall, it just isn't possible for us to take on another child and especially a child who would require a strict medication regime.  I do good to make sure Lizzie takes her medication daily.

So to help little Alea, I ask that you all lift her in prayer.  Praying is always a great way to help when you can't help any other way.  And if the Lord lays it on your heart to become a forever family for Alea, please listen to the prompting he is giving you!  She is a gorgeous baby in need of a home and family and seems to have a lot of love to give.   If you are interesting in learning more about Alea I have incorporated the link to Red Envelope with her story for you to read it as well.

Have a great week and God bless you.
In Christ,


lettersfromlaunna said...

I will pray for Alea too, she deserves a forever family as much as everyone else. Thank you for sharing Maureen;)

CJ said...

I will be praying, Maureen.

3Monkeysmom said...

Thank you both of you. And please keep spreading the word, she is in need of a Forever Family AND she needs $365,000. That covers the surgery AND the drugs to prevent rejection. There is a woman on FB who is contemplating adoption of Alea. Keep spreading the word and keep praying. Just doing those two things increases her chances of survival, but she needs adopting quickly and it will be expedited due to her medical needs.