Just this week, two tiny babies came into our care who require urgent medical attention. We are so grateful to be able to help these little ones receive the life saving surgeries and medical treatment they need. However, we are only able to provide hope and healing to these vulnerable children because of support from you, our amazing donors. Right now, we are in real need of emergency medical funds to help babies like Paxton, Violet, and Andy.
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What exactly does it mean to “age out”?
The National Chinese Government has made it a law that no child age 14 or older is allowed to be adopted. So, for a child who lives in an orphanage, their 14th birthday signals the end of their chance at having a permanent family. Read more.
Two-year-old Tate always has a smile ready when our foster care manager comes to visit his foster care program in Shantou!
This easy-going boy has lived with his foster family for over a year now, and he has become very close to them. Each day when his foster father returns from work, Tate runs to the door and greets him. Our manager reports that he is cherished by his entire foster family. Read more.
Mighty Jay was welcomed into LWB’s True Children’s Healing Home (TCHH) in Fujian last month, and he immediately treated us all to a big, wide smile!
Jay is two months old and was born with a severe bilateral cleft lip and palate. His condition can prove difficult to care for by busy orphanage staff due to the special time and attention his feeding needs present. TCHH is a perfect fit for Jay, where he has been eating, sleeping, and growing like a champ! Read more.
In honor of Mother’s Day, we wanted to share a lovely, thoughtful blog post written by Kathy Lynn Harris, a Texan author living in Colorado. We hope it touches your heart as it touched ours!
Dear Mom of an Adopted Child,
I met you in adoption education class. I met you at the agency. I met you at my son’s school. I met you online. I met you on purpose. I met you by accident.
It doesn’t matter. The thing is, I knew you right away. I recognize the fierce determination. The grit. The fight. Read more.
On my most recent trip to China, I got to spend an entire day with two of my kids. Well, officially in the eyes of the US and China, they aren’t my son and daughter on paper. But from the moment I met them in a small orphanage in 2006, I have loved them as my own. Absolutely in my heart….I will forever be their mom. I wake up thinking about them and go to bed praying for them, just like my other seven kids on this side of the ocean who legally share my name.
Since returning from China and seeing them, I have thought so much about what makes a family. What does it mean to be someone’s mom? Read more.
Ben is thirteen which makes him very close to ageing out and no longer being eligible for adoption. There is one final push in place to see if a family can be found for this boy who is beloved by all who meet him. His orphanage has agreed to waive the entire donation, and an extremely generous adoption grant has been added to the $2,000 LWB grant already in place. Read more.
LWB’s Medical Program first met Alejandra in early 2011 when her orphanage in Guizhou Province asked us to help provide for her medical care. Alejandra was born with a severe facial cleft and needed cleft surgery, as well as another surgery for a painful and complicated hernia. At four years old she had her hernia surgery first.
One-year-old Shayla is new to LWB’s Foster Care Program but is known to many as a previous resident of LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home. Shayla was born with cranial meningocele, and she spent time recovering from her surgery with the loving nannies at Heartbridge. Recently graduating, she is now in LWB’s Guiyang Foster Care Program… and we can’t wait to watch her grow and flourish! Read more.