Archive for 'Healing Home'

Matteo: An Adoption Story

We adopted our son Matteo from Fuyang in February 2015 when he was 28 months old.

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My husband and I initially couldn’t agree on a name, but when we learned his Love Without Boundaries advocacy name was “Matt,” we found our inspiration. Since there are already two Matthews in the family, we chose Matteo and planned to call him Matt for short. However, the only nicknames that have stuck have been “Teo” and his Chinese nickname, Tao Tao.  And that’s how our Chinese-born son adopted by Polish-American and German-American parents got an Italian name. Read more.

Pamela: Six Years of Foster Care

In 2009, Pamela was born with a cleft lip and palate. Within weeks, she was moved from her orphanage to our Anhui Healing Home.  This is a photo of her right after receiving her very first bath. Don’t you love those chubby cheeks?

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Pamela quickly became very attached to her nannies at the home who continually commented on her twinkling eyes and sunny personality. Read more.

Vivienne: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Coined by 16th century poet John Donne, the expression “No man is an island entire of itself” can well refer to foster care, or any one of our programs. Though distinct entities, our programs are tightly connected and work closely together to achieve the best possible outcomes for each and every child that we care for.

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Not yet one year old, Vivienne is a wonderful example of not two but three programs connecting and communicating to care, nurture and love her. Born prematurely, Vivienne was a tiny, fragile baby when our Medical team facilitated necessary hospitalization. Read more.

The Healing Begins: The 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange

Several weeks ago we took you on journey with over 30 children who were scheduled to have cleft repair surgery during our 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange. Just over ten days have passed, and we are receiving updates from some of the families and orphanages on children who are beginning to heal.

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Announcing the Loving ARMs Healing Home

At one point in my life, I had four little boys aged 1-7, and so I am sure you can understand when I say that I lived with a lot of potty jokes every day. My librarian brother fueled the fire by sending them a copy of the Japanese children’s book called “Everyone Poops,” which soon became their “go to” book whenever they got to pick the story of the night. If you haven’t seen this book, it is definitely a no nonsense way of covering one of the most basic body functions, with the final summary that “All living things eat, so everybody poops.”

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I think it is safe to say that anything concerning our bowels causes a wide range of reactions from people. Read more.

Jenn’s Transformation

When Jenn was found on a freezing cold December day, she was a preemie suffering from hypothermia and weighed just over two pounds.

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Her orphanage quickly reached out for assistance for this tiny preemie, and we were so happy we could help. Read more.

Alan: Foster Care Rocks!

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Fun-loving Alan moved into our Zhang Village foster care program three months ago from our Heartbridge Healing Home and he is thriving in his foster care family. It did not take Alan long to attach to his foster parents and brother. Read more.

Cohen, Our Laughing Buddha

It’s hard to believe that the chubby-cheeked, healthy looking little boy that entered Fuyang foster care program just two weeks ago is the same wee baby that came into our care less than a year ago fighting for his life.

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Born prematurely, Cohen had the odds stacked against him in every way.
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Caleb, Full of Fun Through The Years

In just about every photo we have of Caleb, he seems to be smiling, laughing and loving life!

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This fun-loving, affectionate boy has been waiting for his forever family for too long, and so we wanted to share some of his life story and photos to help people get to know the wonderful boy that he is. Read more.

Little Joe and the Healing Home Formula Fund

What does it take to turn a tiny baby into a cute, healthy and social boy? Little Joe would probably tell you that as much as he appreciates excellent medical care and the love of his healing home nanny, a bottle of special formula does the trick!

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Little Joe was born with his intestines outside of his body, a condition known as gastroschisis. Sadly, his intestines were exposed to the air overnight, drying a portion of them out. Read more.

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