Urgent Help Needed for Baby Mateo

This is baby Mateo, a fifteen-month old baby living in an orphanage in southern China. The wonderful news is that a family has chosen him for adoption and is desperately working to bring him home.  However, Mateo needs our urgent help right now in order to make that possible.

Mateo’s kidneys are failing. His orphanage is unable to get him the dialysis that he needs to stabilize the high levels of potassium in his body. Read more.

An Adoption Grant for Daniel

Daniel has been a part of our foster care program in Sanmenxia for the past three years. We have blogged on Daniel many times, yet sadly he still waits. We are pleased to announce that LWB is now offering a $2,500 Adoption Assistance Grant for the family who ends up adopting Daniel!

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From Hard Places to Hope

When our team visited Cambodia for the first time last month, they visited a city dumpsite where they had been told children both lived and worked.  Nothing could have prepared them for the emotional impact of seeing children living in such deplorable conditions.

cambodia child dump

Hundreds of children in Cambodia actually live at garbage dump sites like this one in a desperate search for recyclables to sell and for food to eat. They work 12-14 hours a day, digging through the trash piles looking for items like glass and plastic bottles, among the rats, flies, and even medical waste. Read more.

Learning About Uganda Together

As I imagine is the case with many of you who support Love Without Boundaries, I first became aware of LWB when we adopted my youngest daughter from China. They helped to fund her heart surgery while she was a baby in China, and once we brought her home, they provided us with priceless pictures of her.

LWB’s “Abigail” in 2010

I wanted to give back to this organization who had given so much to us, and so I have been a volunteer with LWB’s Education program for the past couple years, helping administer the Believe in Me schools. Read more.

Erin: Preparing for Heart Surgery

Little Erin is a beautiful ten-month-old girl with Down Syndrome who has been living at our Heartbridge Healing Home. In addition to being diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Erin also has a heart defect called ventricular septal defect, or VSD.  Heart defects are actually a very common health issue for children born with Down Syndrome.

2016-06-14 Erin

Recently, our nannies noticed that Erin’s lips and fingers were turning blue when she exerted herself and that she needed a break during feedings. Read more.

Focus on Tibet: Our October eBay Auction

Over the years we have done some work in the Tibetan Plateau in the Qinghai province of China.

In addition to working with individual families in need there, we have helped purchase wool for winter coats, thick woolen blankets and mattresses, and traditional Tibetan robes to protect against the harsh winter temperatures and windy conditions. Read more.

Joanna’s Beginning

A new baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. ~Eda J. Leshan

I remembered this quote last Friday, when my newest grandson was born into the world.  Baby Eldridge is doing well now, after a few days in the NICU under the bilirubin lights for severe jaundice. He should be discharged later today to go home with his very proud parents. Just a day or so after his birth, a tiny baby girl came into the world as well, this time in China, and her beginning was certainly different than my grandson’s.

An orphanage in Anhui called us last weekend about a newborn they had just received who was in trouble. Read more.

From Tragedy to Bright New Beginning

Have you ever heard a story so tragic that it’s hard to take it all in, to really conceive of all that you have heard? That’s how we felt when we first learned of Brycen.

Brycen is a teenage boy living in a small village in Uganda. One of our team members met Brycen by chance when she was interviewing prospective students for a new school project we are beginning in partnership with Childcare Uganda. Read more.

International Day of the Girl

Twenty-year-old Mae is a world changer.


We met this wonderful young woman last month during our visit to Cambodia. Although Mae’s life is very challenging, she dreams of attending university next year and becoming a policewoman or social worker. Many times she has felt overwhelmed with the difficulties in her life and has wanted to quit school.
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A Family for Phillip!

What’s that? A family, for me?

That’s right, Phillip! We’ve heard that you have a family working to bring you home just as quickly as they can. Read more.