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The Home Stretch for Tim

Many of you have followed the story of Tim, a wonderful young man who grew up in the Kaifeng orphanage in Henan province. When LWB volunteers first met Tim back in 2006, he was just 14 years old. He became part of our education program, and we learned very quickly just what a wonderful student he was.

2006Tim in 2006
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Henry: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

When Henry first came to our Believe in Me orphanage school in Jinjiang last year, he was too young and not ready for the classroom.

Henry 8.14

What a difference a year can make! Thanks to a little growing up time and his loving teachers, Henry is now a classroom star. Read more.

The Top Ten Photos of 2015

Each year, our friends and supporters help us select our favorite photos of the past year.  The votes are in, and we are absolutely thrilled with the photos that YOU have helped to choose as your Top Ten Photos of 2015.


Be sure to visit our website to see which photos were voted as YOUR favorites!

The Girls Who Wait in 2015

November is National Adoption Month, and what better time to feature some of the girls in our programs who continue to wait for their opportunity to become part of a forever family!

Robin 9.15Robin, age 5 (Qiandongnan foster care)

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Prayers for Luna

Last month we learned about a baby from southern China with complex heart issues. Her orphanage had arranged for her to be seen in Beijing, but the surgeons there felt the little girl was inoperable, and so with that very sad diagnosis, they sent her back home.

luna orphanage

LWB is fortunate to partner regularly with the Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai, and so we offered to have Luna seen by the expert heart surgeons there. She arrived to the hospital extremely weak, struggling to feed because even that simple act would exhaust her. Read more.

The Boys Who Wait in 2015

Despite the misconception that Chinese orphanages are filled with girls, approximately 75% of the orphaned children in China waiting for families are boys.

Changzhi boys2 10.15

We think so highly of the boys in our programs and want to share those who continue to wait to be chosen by a family. Some of these boys have been waiting for years. Read more.

School Snacks: More Than Just a Treat

The dictionary says that a snack is a small portion of food eaten between meals.  Here in the U.S., we often think of a snack as a pleasant treat – cookies or chips – something we enjoy but don’t really need.

BIM School Nutrition

The “snacks” served to the children attending our Believe in Me orphanage schools in China are probably misnamed. Read more.

Calling All Educators!

Do you work with children with special educational needs? If so, we would love to have your best tips, suggestions, and ideas for helping these incredible kids reach their fullest potential!

Mitchell tunnel 10.15

Special Education is not readily available in China, and we want to help teachers like those in our Believe in Me orphanage schools who work with children of all levels and abilities have a multitude of ideas and inspiration at their fingertips. Within the next few weeks, LWB will be launching our new Education Resource website in China. Read more.

Help Us Decide! LWB’s Top Ten Photos of 2015

Help! We just can’t decide which photos from 2015 are our favorites.

Amy Nanny

Visit our Top Ten poll and tell us which photos from 2015 touch your heart.
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Estelle’s Fighting Spirit

In late September, we were contacted by an orphanage about Estelle, a newborn girl whom they had just received who had to be rushed to the local hospital.

Estelle found 9.15

Estelle was suffering from severe pneumonia, which can be life-threatening in a newborn, as well as an esophageal deformity. Read more.