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Celebrating Thirteen Years of Love Without Boundaries

Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth. ~Roberto Clemente

In the thirteen years since LWB gained official status as a non-profit foundation, we have tried to make a difference in the world, one child at a time.

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Graduating to Foster Care: Andrew, Walter, and Henry

What?  It’s time to graduate already?

That’s right, Andrew!  You and your buddies Walter and Henry from our healing homes program have grown and thrived and made us smile. As much as our healing home nannies and sponsors will miss you and your antics, we know that it’s time for you to graduate to the next chapter of your life:  living with a foster family. Read more.

Xander: LWB’s Featured Child Of The Week

Just last week, an orphanage in Anhui contacted us about this sweet little guy named Xander. He had just come into their care at seven months old and was suffering from some kind of anorectal malformation.

Xander was immediately taken to the hospital, and doctors determined that he has a perineum fistula. Read more.

Helping Impoverished Rural Families with Cleft Needs

Many rural, farming families seeking medical care for their cleft-affected children must travel long distances over difficult terrain.  The nearest hospital may be located many hours or even a day’s journey from their homes in the countryside, and most families travel by long-distance bus or trains to get their child medical help. Not only is travel difficult, but they must also arrange for time away from their fields and farms, or herds, or ask for time away from their jobs.

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Medical care in China must typically be paid for up front, and it can be difficult for families to learn that they don’t have adequate funds for the surgery their child needs after they have made such a long journey. Read more.

Brent: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Near the end of June, our Heartbridge Healing Home welcomed Brent, a two-week-old boy who had been born with left hand and arm differences, plus two small holes in his heart.

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We are hopeful that those holes will close on their own, but Brent’s hand could use a little medical intervention. He is missing a bone from his forearm, and a wrist deformity is causing his hand to bend at an awkward angle. In addition, Brent is missing his thumb on that hand. Read more.

Living Out Our Name

Every year in August, I think back to the day that I stood outside the Secretary of State’s office at the Oklahoma state capitol. In my hands were the application papers I had carefully filled out to register Love Without Boundaries as a formal charity. I remember feeling 1/3 parts nervous mixed with 2/3 parts excitement, and I prayed that we would be able to help as many children as possible find healing. Now, thirteen years later, I am still in awe of how it all unfolded, with people all over the world coming together to help orphaned and impoverished children in very real and impactful ways. Thanks to your support, babies and children have been helped both physically and emotionally through foster care, education, nutrition, and our life-saving healing program.

Thirteen years…changing thousands of lives. It never would have happened without you. Read more.

Life Skills Camp: Final Days

On Saturday morning, our Life Skills Camp for older orphaned teens ended, and what a wonderful week it was!

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Here are a few highlights and final thoughts on this experience that touched not only the teens attending but the hearts of the mentors, adults, and all of us as well. Read more.

Heartbridge Hellos and Goodbyes

Whenever a child is well enough to leave our healing homes, we are sad to say goodbye but celebrate their “graduation.” Today we are happy to announce two graduations from our Heartbridge Healing Home and also introduce three new babies who arrived this summer!

First to graduate was little Violet. Read more.

Highlights from Life Skills Camp 2016

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The teens at our Life Skills Camp have had a whirlwind of a week so far! They’ve taken field trips to some of China’s most iconic sights, worked on team building, practiced voicing their opinions, and been presented with honest talk about money management, sex education, and internet safety. Here are a few highlights from the first half of camp. Read more.

Kayla: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

This summer, we welcomed darling Kayla to our foster care program in Loudi.  Kayla is 19 months old and has Down Syndrome. Since joining her foster family in June, Kayla has made incredible progress! Read more.

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