Archive for 'Foster Care'

Always On Our Minds

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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.

Edward: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Three-year old Edward joined our Dingyuan foster care program in Anhui in November and he has settled in well. He loves playing with other children and really enjoys going to kindergarten with his foster brother and sister. Described as ‘sociable and mischievous’, he is a typical active little boy. His smile says it all! Read more.

Vivienne’s Second Chance

Back in August, we were contacted by an orphanage who had just taken in a tiny preemie baby weighing just over 1 kg. We rushed little Vivienne to the provincial children’s hospital, where she was admitted to the NICU and placed on oxygen.

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Shayla: A Ray of Sunshine!

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Sweet Shayla is described as adorable, happy, lovely and loving in reports stretching back to 2012. That was when she first came into LWB care diagnosed with a cranial meningocele. Read more.

Robin

Sweet, quiet, and lovely. These words are often used to describe five-year-old Robin from our foster care program in Guizhou.  Each month, we enjoy seeing the happiness that exudes from her face in photos!

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Robin spends much of her time with her two-year-old foster brother, Clyde. Though Robin and Clyde are not biologically related, they both have been diagnosed with Apert Syndrome, a genetic disorder which causes premature fusing of the skull bones and fusing of the fingers and toes. Read more.

Alan, Thriving in Foster Care

Five year old Alan is a busy and active little boy with Down Syndrome who has been thriving in our Shantou foster care program this year. Alan has such a sweet and happy spirit!

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His favorite thing to do is to listen to music and dance. Alan is also quite the entertainer. Read more.

Josie: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Josie is a beautiful 20-month-old toddler who is new to our foster care program in Changzhi. Josie came to us from the Little Flower Project in Beijing where she was referred to as Hua. You can read more about her story of her early life here. Since entering our foster care program in November, Josie has been thriving!

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Diagnosed with congenital heart disease and Goldenhar Syndrome, Josie has enjoyed exploring her new foster home and playing with her foster mother.
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A Grant for Grant

Introducing Grant, LWB’s newest Adoption Assistance Grant recipient!

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Grant is a sweet and curious eleven-year-old boy who has just entered our foster care program in Shantou. This handsome boy may look familiar to some of you as he was in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Shantou for the past six years prior to its closing. We would love to see Grant find his forever family in 2015! Read more.

Snapshots of 2014

On this very last day of 2014, we give thanks for all the lives changed this year because of your support. This week we’ve been reflecting on just how much we have accomplished together and have chosen a few special moments to highlight. Join with us in remembering a very special year of hope and healing, and please know that none of it would have been possible without you.

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Top Ten Photos of 2014: Smiles from Michelle and Shelby

This week we continue counting down the photos you chose as your favorites of 2014!  Photos #4 and #3 feature the smiles of two girls, Michelle and Shelby.

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When orphanages reach out to us for assistance, they often send a photo and information on the child they are calling about. This past summer we were asked to help a new arrival who had been born with albinism. When we opened up baby Michelle’s photo, we couldn’t help but smile. Have you ever seen such a wonderful little grin? Read more.

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