Archive for 'Foster Care'

Yago’s Chance for a New Life

It was 2011, and Yago had just entered our Believe in Me School in Changzhi. We knew then that he needed special care for his leg.

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Over the years, however, we have learned through consulting with experts that the best opportunity for Yago to receive the ongoing care that he needs for his condition is to be cared for by a family able to thoroughly address and consistently manage his care. Read more.

Jose, Lover of Life

Several years ago, we received a call about a newly-found little boy who was born with cleft lip. I remember seeing his first photo thinking he had some pretty wonderful hair, and I was so thankful when he was able to be moved to our Anhui Healing Home right away for nurturing care.

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Baby Jose, as he was quickly named, settled right in with his nannies and soon became the ultimate charmer. Read more.

Welcome Back, Alan!

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Here he comes again!  Previously, Alan had lived with a family in our Shantou foster care program but due to unforeseen circumstances, he had to return to the orphanage for some time.  Now sweet Alan is back in foster care, and we couldn’t be happier! Alan was featured in our LWB blog last winter (“Happy and Handsome Alan“) and since then, he has truly blossomed. Just imagine what he could do in a forever family — something for which four-year-old Alan has been waiting for several years. Read more.

Chandler’s Progress

Tiny Chandler was admitted to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) in spring 2013 at just two weeks of age. Born with a multitude of heart defects, Chandler needed premium care to grow and gain enough strength to have heart surgery to give her a chance at healing. Fortunately, the trained nannies at AHH knew just how to make sure that Chandler got that special care.

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As the months went by, Chandler’s personality started to come through with sweet smiles, babbling, and giggles. Read more.

Lovely Lora

Lora is an outgoing, fun-loving toddler who joined LWB’s Qiandongnan Foster Care Program in Guizhou province early this year. Just six months later, Lora decided that cruising the furniture is not enough for her; stepping out and walking where she wants is more her style.

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And style she has! Recent photos show she knows how to rock a pair of sunglasses and pigtails too. Read more.

Christopher: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

LWB’s Foster Care Program has recently opened a new location in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, and we would like to introduce you to one of our newest recruits: ten-month-old Christopher.

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Described as cheerful and lively by his foster family, he loves to crawl around and is learning how to pull himself up to stand. Soon he will be taking those first tottering steps, cruising around the furniture, and stepping out to a claim the independence of a toddler. Read more.

Megan

Since 2005 when she was just a baby, Megan has been a resident of our foster care program. Like any child in our programs, we had dreams for Megan that included seeing her in the arms of her forever family. However, we did not know that her adoption file was available until this past week. We’re so excited that Megan too will have her chance to have a family of her own!

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When she was still an infant, Megan was matched with a family.  However, that potential placement was disrupted prior to finalization when clear signs of cerebral palsy were discovered. Now nine years old, we have watched her grow up from her baby days to the beautiful girl that she is now. Read more.

Getting to Know You, Lanzhou Style

It’s always fun to meet new friends and get to know new faces! Earlier this month, LWB opened a brand new foster care program in partnership with the Lanzhou orphanage in Gansu province, following a previous LWB visit in late March of 2014. We recently received photos of the children who will be starting in the program and want to introduce you to both their area of China and the children themselves.

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This region of Gansu was part of the famous Silk Road in China and so has a long and interesting history. Read more.

Introducing Ifan

Introducing Ifan! Ifan is a gorgeous seven year old boy who has been in our foster care program in Anhui for most of his life. We were very excited when we recently found him on the shared list, and we are so pleased to offer a $2,000 Adoption Assistance grant available for his adoption.

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Wonderful Willetha

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Willetha entered LWB’s Sanmenxia Foster Care Program just after her first birthday. She grew by leaps and bounds within a very short time of being with her foster family! Not only did she begin to crawl, but she began climbing on furniture and attempting to stand independently. Living with her loving foster family allowed her to get constant attention and guidance, especially from her foster mother who remains home with her during the day. Read more.

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