Archive for 'Foster Care'

Jack: Breaking the Silence

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a world of silence? Six-year-old Jack doesn’t wonder because he was born profoundly deaf.

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Jack uses hearing aids and, together with his foster care mother and his teachers, he is putting in the hard work to develop intelligible speech so that he can communicate verbally with his peers and others. He is doing really well! Read more.

Jonathan, Still Waiting for His Miracle

Even miracles take a little time.~ The Fairy Godmother

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We knew Jonathan when he was part of our foster care program in Hunan. Read more.

Visiting Foster Families

While on my recent trip to China, I was able to visit several of the foster care programs we run there. Currently LWB has foster care in 18 Chinese cities, and we are always looking to expand to new locations because we believe so strongly that children do best being raised in quality family care.

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At every location, I would visit both the local orphanage and then children in home care. Again and again, I was struck by the developmental differences between the two groups of children. Babies need families – pure and simple. And now, with the vastly changing population of orphaned children who almost all have special needs, I believe it is more important than ever to get orphaned children out into the local communities so that everyone can come to understand how amazing these kids are. Read more.

Rob: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Rob entered LWB’s Anhui Healing Home at the beginning of this year. He had an unrepaired cleft lip and palate and also a hernia. Read more.

Precious Pearl

Pearl is, like her namesake, beautiful, rare, and precious.

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And very much like a pearl, she is a hidden treasure of the Waiting Children Program. Six years old, Pearl is living with a loving foster care family in Guizhou, but she is still waiting patiently for a family to call her own. Read more.

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

Today, we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. In the past few years, we have cheered as we have seen China submit adoption paperwork for more and more children with Down Syndrome.  These precious children now have the chance to live life as part of a loving family…a family who will help them to realize their true potential and love them for the wonderful people they are.

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On this day of celebration and awareness, we are featuring some of the gorgeous waiting children in LWB programs who just so happen to have that extra special chromosome: Martin, Alan, Joseph, Niamh, and Luke! Read more.

Dolores, Darling of Fuyang

New to LWB Community is Dolores, one of the darlings of our Fuyang foster care program!

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Two-year-old Dolores has been in LWB foster care since 2012. She has had surgery to repair a cleft lip but will need future surgery for a cleft palate.  In addition, Dolores has some developmental delays and digit deformities.
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Luke and David: Brand New Adoption Grant Recipients!

The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love. ~Stephen Kendrick

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At Love Without Boundaries, we wish for every child to have the unconditional love that they deserve. To make this wish a reality, we offer adoption assistance grants when possible.  Adoption carries a large price tag, and we know that every little bit can help a family’s dreams of adopting a reality. Read more.

Friday Fun: A Little Trip Trivia

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This week, three LWB team members from the U.S. are leaving for China to visit existing programs and to hopefully set up some new programs as well. They have a very busy itinerary which includes several different Chinese provinces. As you read about their trip, we thought it would be fun to challenge you with some trivia questions about these areas. Read more.

Adopting a Child with Cerebral Palsy: Henry’s Story

March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, and we think it’s a perfect time to catch up with Patrick, a child with cerebral palsy who was adopted nearly two years ago.

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We had already gone down the special needs adoption road, and I had been advocating for Patrick for months. Patrick was a nine-year-old boy with a somewhat obvious special need, and no one was stepping forward for him. For some reason my heart would pound when I looked at him. Read more.

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