How Far Would You Go?

I am often asked why so many children with medical needs are now orphaned in China. I frequently have people tell me that they think it is terrible that anyone would abandon a child who was sick, and I see similar comments on social media with regular frequency. I remember having a discussion with another parent at an adoption conference, and she told me quite frankly that she would never honor her daughter’s birthparents because they had “thrown her away” when she was born needing surgery.

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Over the last decade of working in China, I have learned that this is a complex subject that can’t be summed up in simple black or white statements. For many rural families, the cost of providing their child with medical care is completely beyond their reach. How far would you go to possibly save the life of your child?  Read more.

Special Delivery to the Tibetan Plateau

LWB Director Cindy Wu traveled to the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau last month to make a special delivery of warm winter items to two rural primary schools.

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As we described in our blog, “The Tibetan Coat Project,” the headmasters of two primary schools there told us that many students in this very impoverished area come to school in the winter with chapped hands and feet due to the extreme cold, which can sometimes reach as low as -25 C! Read more.

Ellie: An Adoption Story

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It has been a little over a year since Ellie has come home to our family. She is so beautiful and has quite a funny, adorable, kind, personality. Above all, Ellie has such a love for life! Read more.

Christi: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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The beginning of Christi’s life is nearly unimaginable: She was born with a condition called gastroschisis, which means that there was a large hole in her abdominal wall, and several organs (including her liver and intestines) were exposed and on the outside of her body. LWB was contacted immediately upon Christi’s arrival at the orphanage, and she was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery (read more on our blog, “Emergency Medical Treatment for Baby Christi“). Read more.

Loving Linda

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Typical newcomers at LWB’s Anhui Healing Home are teeny-tiny, frail, and underweight infants. Linda, on the other hand, was already six months old when she arrived needing specialized care and nutrition due to her VSD heart defect. Read more.

Celebrating Children With Down Syndrome: We’re Waiting For Families!

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and so we can’t miss this opportunity to sing the praises of our wonderful children with Down Syndrome who wait for adoption!  Our hope for each and every one is a permanent, loving family who will celebrate them for who they are and the wonderful joy they can bring to life. Read more.

Fall Fun at Our Believe in Me Schools

After this summer’s teacher training, our dedicated Believe in Me teachers returned to their classrooms with lots of great new ideas for their students. We wanted to share some of the fun fall happenings from our Believe in Me school in Jinjiang!

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Elin’s Emerging Smile

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For the past five years, Elin has been living in our Dingyuan foster care program. During that time, we have seen her grow in confidence and lately have loved seeing her smile get bigger and more confident. Now, this lovely girl is eligible for adoption and is just waiting to be chosen by a family! Read more.

A New Foster Care Program in Yichun

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LWB is pleased to announce the opening of our newest foster care program this month in Yichun, Jiangxi! Read more.

Thank You, Groupon!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 14! On this day, Love Without Boundaries will be partnering with Groupon, the deal-of-the-day website offering amazing discounts on everything from restaurants and travel to products and service-related items. If you’ve never visited Groupon’s website, now is a great time to check them out.

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On Tuesday, please shop Groupon coupons to help orphaned and impoverished children in China. The amount raised will be used to benefit children in our medical, healing homes, foster care, education, and nutrition and special projects programs. Read more.

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