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Getting to Know You, Lanzhou Style

It’s always fun to meet new friends and get to know new faces! Earlier this month, LWB opened a brand new foster care program in partnership with the Lanzhou orphanage in Gansu province, following a previous LWB visit in late March of 2014. We recently received photos of the children who will be starting in the program and want to introduce you to both their area of China and the children themselves.

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This region of Gansu was part of the famous Silk Road in China and so has a long and interesting history. Read more.

Lydia: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Lydia is six years old and attends LWB’s Believe in Me School in Jinjiang. We have seen a remarkable change in Lydia since she arrived at our school.

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Previously a shy and withdrawn little girl who would never smile, it is hard to believe she is the same child! She is always smiling and joins in with all the fun. Read more.

Planting Seeds: 2014 LWB Teacher Training

Excitement and anticipation are in the air as a team of five education professionals are making final preparations to head to China from their homes in Vermont, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Meanwhile, more than 30 teachers throughout China are getting ready to board trains for the same destination, the LWB Believe in Me School located within the social welfare institute in Shaoguan, Guangdong Province. So, why are all these educators from China and the USA coming together?

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The 2014 LWB Teacher Training! Read more.

A Generous Grant for Joel

LWB has just received an extremely generous adoption assistance grant of $10,000 designated to help with Joel’s adoption expenses!

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Joel, as some of you might remember from our previous blog, “The Joy of Joel,” was diagnosed with a complex set of heart defects. Read more.

It’s a Girl

My older sister recently had a baby, and it was great to get to follow along with her nine month journey.  The most exciting part of the pregnancy for my relatives, however, was the hardest part for me  – her sonogram.

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You know the scene:  family gathered all around in a small room, admiring the images of the new baby on the screen. And when the tech announced, “It’s a girl!” everyone cheered and was overjoyed. That was  hard moment for me, though, because in all the happiness I had a feeling of dread come over me.  My mind went to when my birthmother was pregnant with me.  What was her and my birthfather’s reaction to me being a girl? Read more.

The Wheelchair Project

“Independence is freedom.” ~Susan B. Anthony

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One of the greatest freedoms is having the independence and autonomy to do what you want when you want. Unfortunately, for children born with physical challenges, this kind of independence may not be possible without assistance. Read more.

LWB Mini Auction Will Benefit Medical Program

LWB’s Medical program works hard to provide the highest quality care for the children entrusted to us. Currently we have three children waiting to be funded in our Medical program, all of whom need surgeries to give them a chance for a better life.

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From now until Sunday at 2:00 am EST, LWB is holding a mini-auction on eBay to benefit children like Patrick, Laurie, and Jane in need of surgery! Read more.

Introducing Ifan

Introducing Ifan! Ifan is a gorgeous seven year old boy who has been in our foster care program in Anhui for most of his life. We were very excited when we recently found him on the shared list, and we are so pleased to offer a $2,000 Adoption Assistance grant available for his adoption.

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Wonderful Willetha

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Willetha entered LWB’s Sanmenxia Foster Care Program just after her first birthday. She grew by leaps and bounds within a very short time of being with her foster family! Not only did she begin to crawl, but she began climbing on furniture and attempting to stand independently. Living with her loving foster family allowed her to get constant attention and guidance, especially from her foster mother who remains home with her during the day. Read more.

Yahoo! $4,000 For Yago

When we first met handsome Yago in 2011, he had just entered our Believe in Me School in Changzhi.

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With determination in his eyes and strength of will, Yago rapidly stood out among the other students. Read more.

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