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Waiting Children of 2017: Ages 5-12

Every year, we do a blog that features all of the children in LWB programs who have been waiting for adoption for a period of several months or more.  Every year, this blog gets more difficult to do put together. Why?  Because so many of the same children wait, year after year after year. Of the 28 children we featured in last year’s Waiting Children blogs, only two boys and two girls were chosen for adoption in 2017. In this blog, we are featuring fourteen children ages 5-12 who are ready for adoption and waiting to be matched with a family. We understand that as children grow older, their chances to find a permanent family grow slimmer. Yet, we hold out hope that there may be a permanent family out there for each and every one of these twelve precious children.

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Real Results in Sokhem Village

Just over a year ago, LWB-Cambodia began working in remote Sokhem Village, near the border with Thailand. The rural communities of western Cambodia continue to face significant challenges decades after the tragic genocide by the Khmer Rouge. Extreme poverty is rampant, and human trafficking remains a critical issue. The families in Sokhem Village struggle to […]

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Keegan and Kolton’s Battle With Leukemia

This October, I had the privilege of meeting two very special boys in our Cambodia Medical program.  We met Keegan and Kolton this June when both boys were very sick.  They were quickly diagnosed with leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells, which was particularly affecting their eyes.

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Isaac, Filled With Joy

This month we’re continuing to highlight some of the children whose lives you’re changing when you give to LWB. Today we want you to meet two-year-old Isaac, who was born with Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Isaac was just a tiny baby when he came into LWB foster care. It’s sadly very common for babies with Down Syndrome to become failure-to-thrive in orphanage settings, so we were grateful that Isaac was able to have his very own mom, dad, and grandma to surround him with love. It’s pretty clear from the early photos of his care with LWB just how happy he was to have so much attention.

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Bilateral Cleft Lip Transformations

Taryn and Chase are from orphanages in central China, and both were born with bilateral cleft lip. This type of “double” cleft is seen in about 15% of children born with this special need. A bilateral cleft often divides the lip into three segments:  two side sections and a middle segment without muscles. In most cases, there is also involvement with the child’s nose, and the cleft can impact eating, speaking, and even breathing. Having surgery with a well-trained doctor is very important with bilateral cleft.

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A $3,000 Adoption Grant for Beatrice

You might remember beautiful Beatrice from our blog post in November. She is a playful 17-month-old girl living in LWB foster care.. Love Without Boundaries has had the privilege of knowing Beatrice since she was five months old. Born with spina bifida, she does not currently have feeling in her lower limbs. However, Beatrice’s smile and personality are evident, and at a year and a half old, her abilities are shining through.

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A Night of Thanks

Several weeks ago, the ASiA student group (Asian Students in America) at the University of South Florida in Tampa held their 4th annual “Night of Thanks” fundraiser. Each year, ASiA selects a different charity to be the beneficiary of their “Night of Thanks”. This year, Love Without Boundaries was the chosen charity! Our CEO, Amy Eldridge, attended the fundraiser and spoke to the group about LWB’s programs in Cambodia and China.

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Safe Haven Foster Care in Cambodia

Earlier this year we introduced our newest foster care program for children in Cambodia who had been trafficked or abused. Our Safe Haven program quickly filled with children who had lived through the unthinkable, ranging in age from babies to pre-teen. Each intake form we received had a child’s story that broke our hearts, and we’ve all been so grateful to the compassionate people who’ve stepped forward to sponsor a child into a secure foster care placement. One of the first issues we faced, however, is that psychologists and counselors are few and far between in Cambodia, and the limited ones in practice are all located far from the rural region where we are working.

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Books, Books, and More Books!

The more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~Dr. Seuss

Thanks to the generosity of a foster care sponsor, the children in LWB foster care are going to new and wondrous places through the gift of books! Over 100 children received books this fall, including the children whose adoption files are available and ready to be chosen by families.

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Heath’s Desire to Learn

Last month, one of our Cambodia team members met a young boy named Heath. Heath is eleven years old and has severe cerebral palsy. He always wondered what was inside books and wanted to learn to read so badly. However, Heath has never been able to attend school due to his special needs. The very first thing we arranged for Heath was new crutches to help him with mobility, but then we began talking with his family about how it could become possible for this bright little boy to finally go to school.

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