March 21st (3/21) was chosen as the day for World Down Syndrome Day to symbolize the third copy of chromosome 21 in Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down Syndrome. Today is extra special because it marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day! In honor of this special anniversary we wanted to share some of the children who are or have been in LWB programs who truly rock their extra chromosome. All of these children are waiting to be chosen for adoption.
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Tian Chi is a motivated senior in our Anhui Secondary and Higher Education (SHE) program. He tells us that he is always thinking about how to go one step further to improve. His friends would say he is serious when it comes to his education. They observe that he considers everything to be important and leaves nothing up to chance. Read more.
In just about every photo we have of Caleb, he seems to be smiling, laughing and loving life!
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.
Josie is a student in our Fujian Secondary and Higher Education program. She joined our program in 2013 after it became impossible for her family to afford for her to stay in school.
Josie lives with her grandparents, who do their best to provide for Josie. Her grandfather farms, and her uncle works in a coal mine to sustain the family. However, they do not have a stable enough income to provide for Josie’s education. Read more.
Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together they make this world a beautiful garden.
Back in the fall of 2013, we welcomed a new preschool-aged child to our Believe in Me orphanage school program in Guangdong. We named her Harriet, and this is the first photo we were given of her. We were told her special need was “mental and development delays.” Read more.
Chinese New Year, the most important holiday in China, is also called Spring Festival. We have been receiving some beautiful photos of how children in our education and foster care programs have been celebrating the spring festival and wanted to share a glimpse into their lives this past week! Read more.
The children whom we have been honored to help in China are always on our minds. We worry over them when they come into our care and do what we can to give them every chance for a good future. Whether we are able to help them with surgery, healing home care, nutrition, or foster care and education, these children grow dear to us as we see them grow and develop and change over time. When many of them have the opportunity for adoption and meet their forever families, we rejoice! And we continue to think of them after their adoption. Read more.