Introducing one of the newest students to join the Jinjiang Believe in Me School…Meigan!
Adorable Meigan is a two-year-old girl with mild cerebral palsy. She has adjusted very well to school and loves attending every day. Read more.
The Jinjiang Believe in Me (BIM) School is something special. Children with special needs who are unable to attend a regular public school participate in meaningful educational activities that allow children to grow both cognitively and emotionally. Jinjiang BIM teachers receive specialized training to help their students reach their full potential. Read more.
Joshua, who has been a student in one of LWB’s Believe in Me schools, exemplifies the spirit of the title “Believe In Me.”
He has made many friends and mastered nearly all the social skills needed to be successful in a classroom. Additionally Joshua has accomplished basic counting skills and benefited from the program’s art and music projects.
Last month, we celebrated as we heard that Rachel, an adorable six and a half year old from LWB’s Foster Care and Tuition Assistance programs, was to be adopted. Heartbreak soon followed as we learned that her adoption was disrupted before it was finalized in China.
Like many other children living out of family care, Rachel has been through a lot in her short life. Currently, she is ready and waiting to be matched with a family who is a perfect fit for her. Read more.
When LWB volunteers first met Tim back in 2006, he was just 14 years old. He and his sister lived at the Kaifeng Social Welfare Institute, and we all realized very quickly what an intelligent person he was, with a very kind heart.
As our involvement with this orphanage grew, Tim learned about Dr. Ness, the wonderful plastic surgeon who has gone on so many LWB cleft medical trips. A few years ago, he told us that Dr. Ness was his hero. Read more.
Three years ago, we adopted our third child – a precious boy from China. He came to us at age two, a small bundle who was rarely taken out of his crib. He could not crawl or walk, did not make eye contact, could not play with a toy, and was still on a bottle. Because Aiden was deaf, we assumed his issues were deafness and neglect related, so for a number of years we worked with many different therapists trying to find the right fit.
Zita used to live in a family that everyone would consider very happy and normal. They laughed and loved and enjoyed good food. They were peaceful. All of that changed in 2010.
One day Zita’s father was in a very bad car accident and sustained serious injuries. Their family worried for his life. The hospital bills became so large that her family went into great debt. Read more.
The first day of school — what a thrilling time of new beginnings and possibilities!
For these precious little ones in Huainan, last week was the first day to leave the orphanage and go to kindergarten outside of the Believe in Me school. With the hard work and dedication of our Huainan team, we were able to convince the orphanage to allow these children to go to school – real public school – with their peers. Read more