Archive for 'Healing Home'

Change for Change: A Lenten Campaign

In early January, we asked our supporters to consider setting up a Change (Lives) Jar to collect the spare change in your wallet or purse to help orphaned children. One of our dedicated volunteers in Ireland had the wonderful idea of conducting a special Change Jar campaign during the season of Lent.

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If you observe Lent, we invite you to collect your extra change to help fill the tummies of the fragile babies in our healing homes. Funds raised will be dedicated specifically to purchasing formula for babies in our healing homes through our Healing Home Nutrition fund. Read more.

Lee: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

With the arrival of 2016, we had an arrival of other sorts — baby Lee.  Little Lee was born with a very large teratoma, or tumor, at the base of his spine.

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His orphanage called us as soon as he was left with them as they knew he needed immediate help, and so we rushed him to the hospital in Shanghai. Read more.

Change (Lives) Jar

How many of you have made New Year’s resolutions? One common resolution is to get organized and declutter. Another is to do something productive with the year ahead by helping others. What if you could combine these two resolutions into one easy new habit that would both declutter and change lives at the same time?

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Dear LWB friends and supporters, we propose starting a Change (Lives) Jar for 2016. Read more.

Healing Homes Hope and Joy

We hope these faces full of hope and joy from our Healing Homes program will warm your hearts today!

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Bekah’s Watermelon Run: Love In Action

This September, the “L” family of Colorado honored the memory of their daughter Bekah by holding a birthday party in the form of a fundraising run to celebrate her life.

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First, we want to tell you a bit about Bekah. Before becoming part of her forever family, Bekah was a part of the LWB family when she lived at our Heartbridge Healing Home.  Several months after her adoption, Bekah tragically passed away following surgery (read more from Bekah’s family in the blog, “Bekah:  Our Girl, Forever and Ever“). Read more.

Violet and Malcolm from Gansu

Tiny Violet’s life has been a real struggle so far.

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On November 10th, she joined us at our Heartbridge Healing Home at five months old, weighing just 2.2 kg or 4.8 pounds. Even with our nannies’ best efforts and special formula and bottles, Violet is not gaining as she should. We hope that she will turn a corner soon, grow stronger, and gain enough weight for her cleft lip repair surgery. Read more.

Three Cheers for Three Musketeers!

This past July, we were contacted by an orphanage in far southern China who had three little girls with unrepaired cleft lip.

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They asked if we could possibly take them into our healing homes program, and then when they were healthy enough for surgery, arrange for their operations. We were happy to welcome Amy, Millie, and Lola (pictured left to right in the above photo) soon after to our care. Yes, that’s a whole lot of cuteness! Read more.

Why I Volunteer: Love In Action

International Volunteer Day was this past weekend, and we wanted to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the over 165 volunteers who make it possible for LWB to do what we do — help and care for orphaned and impoverished children in China.  Sidney, Laurie, and Sandi share their thoughts on why they spend their time and talents volunteering for LWB.

Sidney girlsSidney and her daughters

More than once every day I see news come in about the children we are lucky enough to help, and I just have to stop what I’m doing and feel: Feel amazed, astounded, humbled, joyful. I’m often moved to tears, most of the time because my heart is soaring, and yes, occasionally because it is breaking.
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Two Happily Ever Afters

Once upon a time, we dreamed of growing our family through adoption.

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We fell in love at first sight with a little girl LWB supporters may know as “Amanda”. Upon seeing this photo and a video of her, we immediately asked to lock her file. We didn’t even bother to have her medicals reviewed. She was our daughter, and we knew it the second that we saw her. Read more.

Turkey Time in our Healing Homes

It’s that wonderful time of the year when we have a little fun while giving thanks for all you do! This year we have lots of little turkeys whose lives have been changed thanks to your support, and our entire team is saying “gobble gobble” with true gratitude!

Jeffrey_IMG_9845Jeffrey at the Loving ARMs Healing Home
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