Gabrielle, a beautiful girl who was born with one arm shorter than the other, joined our foster care program in the summer of last year. Initially her foster mother said she was timid and rather clingy, and she used to cry a lot. Over time, Gabrielle learned to trust her foster family more and became more independent. She soon built a strong bond with her foster sister. Read more.
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It’s that time of year when many of us receive holiday cards and newsletters from friends talking about their children’s activities and accomplishments of the past year. Since Luke is still waiting for his forever family, we thought we’d take this opportunity to brag about him and everything he has been up to this fall!
Luke is seven years old and is in “senior kindergarten” this year, which he really enjoys. Read more.
While at our Henan Healing Home, Serena had her cleft lip repaired. Read more.
Yago recently received a brand new coat to keep him warm this winter! We think he looks incredibly handsome in his new jacket and love the shy, hopeful smile on his face.
Yago is ten years old and has been waiting for so long for a forever family of his own. As the years go by and Yago becomes closer to age 14 — the age at which children are no longer eligible for adoption in China — we remain hopeful that a family will see what we see in Yago: a serious, artistic, somewhat shy boy who wants to live as normal a life as he can, surrounded by a loving and caring support system. Read more.
October was a very special time for our Healing program, as a group of LWB volunteers made its way to China. We all agree that it was a wonderful and extremely productive trip, and we hope you will enjoy reading all about it.
First things first: nothing was going to happen until we snuggled some babies, so we headed to Heartbridge on the morning of October 25th. Read more.
In the summer of 2012, we were contacted by a rural orphanage about a new baby they had taken in with cleft lip and a small heart defect. She was jaundiced and difficult to feed, and sadly many babies born with this special need become failure to thrive very quickly in an orphanage setting. They asked if we could possibly take her into our care at the Anhui Healing Home. We thankfully had an open bed and told them to move her immediately.
This beautiful baby girl was given the name of Arya (because one of our volunteers was reading Game of Thrones), and she soon had her very first bath given by one of our loving nannies. Read more.
Six-year-old Daniel continues to amaze us with his interests and his abilities! He most recently has started taking a handicraft class at school where he is learning how to use clay and make origami. He loves this time during school and has been working hard to create new things. Read more.