many of you have written asking how you can help bring Mikisa Mae home.
of course, the biggest need is financial. while it would be so fun for me to tell you what she needs and let you do the shopping, it really isn’t practical or wise to send things from the US to Uganda. a few of my friends have lost large portions of what was sent to them when the packages went through customs. that being said, if any of you want to send a little package, we would love it. For now, though, the things I need for her are much cheaper to buy in Uganda: shoes, clothes, a little potty chair, a cup, a blanket, diapers and wipes. A package of diapers here costs about $10 and I can buy great shoes in the market for less than $5, so ANY donation amount will be greatly appreciated.
A few of the upcoming costs that we are aware of are:
Paperwork/lawyer fees: $4,000
Medical expenses: $750
Living expenses: $150/month (diapers, food, transportation)
although i am seriously praying about adopting her myself, i still have not made a definite decision. in spite of this, i want to begin the first few steps of many in order for her to be adopted. any donations received will go towards getting the immediate medical care that she needs (an EEG, CAT scan, blood work, possibly physical therapy, etc.), lawyer/paperwork fees, and her living expenses. since she will be living with me indefinitely, any help will be a huge blessing and you can be sure she’ll be receiving excellent care.
many adoption organizations offer people the opportunity to donate towards a particular child’s adoption process. the money stays in a “grant” of sorts until that child finds a family. this is how donations for Mikisa Mae will work. i hope that the answer is for me to be her mom, but if not, i’m so excited to be able to offer this gift to her future parents.
i have created a paypal account and donations can be made at the following site: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TJJ7GG7VMU3FL