Archive for 'Foster Care'

A Year With Val

This week as we look back on 2016, we want to concentrate on the success of our healing homes programs.  The reality is that every baby who came through the doors of our homes could be featured, as each one was in need of specialized care due to their medical needs.  It’s difficult to pick just a few to highlight, but today we want to tell you about a very special little girl named Val.

The first ten months of Val’s life were a true struggle. Read more.

A Look Back: 2016 Medical Program Highlights

The start of a new year is always a great time for reflection, and here at LWB we love the month of January as a time to remember all of the beautiful children who came into our hands the year before. Over the next three days, we want to share some of the highlights from our Medical program, as supporters like you helped so many incredible kids receive life-changing medical care. Let’s go month by month to remember some of the very special children you impacted.

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Aiden’s Story

One summer seven years ago, a baby boy was born with a cleft lip and palate. When he was several months old, he came into LWB care, and we named him Aiden. Aiden grew in our Anhui Healing Home and had his cleft repaired through our Medical program when he was six months old. Read more.

Alone No More: Beginning Foster Care in Cambodia

Without a doubt, LWB is passionate about foster care.  Over the last twelve years, we have tried to place as many orphaned children as possible into home care in China.  We are so grateful to everyone who has supported this life-changing project. When we began our work in Cambodia earlier this year, we knew we wanted foster care to be a part of our projects, but we knew that the orphan situation there was much different than the one we know in China. 

The majority of children in Cambodia who have been surrendered to orphanages actually have known relatives, and so we wanted to make sure we didn’t begin a project that would raise ethical concerns. Read more.

Bundled Up for Winter in Gansu

Brrrrr! Chinese winters can be bitterly cold, especially in the northern province of Gansu. Last month, our foster care manager delivered new winter coats and hats to children in our foster care program in Lanzhou, and big sister Lilah convinced her little friend Maiana to bundle up. Read more.

Waiting Girls of 2016

Both November and National Adoption Month are now over and the crazy month of December has arrived. But the end of 2016 makes us even more determined to feature some beautiful waiting girls in our programs in the hope that their forever families see their photos and fall head over heels in love!

niamh-9-16Niamh, 11 years old (Dingyuan foster care) — $10,000 Older Child Grant from Reece’s Rainbow grant available

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Waiting Boys of 2016

mateo-9-16Mateo, age 6 (Tongren foster care) — $2,500 Adoption Assistance Grant

Being orphaned and a boy is one of the most difficult special needs of all. Approximately 3 out of 4 children in China waiting for families are boys. For this reason, we wanted to feature some of the wonderful boys from our programs who are waiting to be matched with families. Read more.

Robin Waits For A Family And A Chance To Attend School

The smile on this girl’s face is enough to light up any room!

Meet Robin, the adorable seven-year-old girl who lives with her foster family in Guizhou province, China. Read more.

Loving Timothy

Timothy is an adorable seven-year-old little boy from our foster care program in Guizhou who happens to have Down Syndrome. Since Timothy has been waiting for his forever family for quite some time, we thought National Adoption Month was the perfect time to let him shine!


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National Adoption Month: Waiting Kids With Down Syndrome

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Did you hear that Down Syndrome Awareness Month just ended and flowed right into National Adoption Month?  What a perfect time to feature all of the children in our programs with Down Syndrome who are waiting for families of their own! Read more.

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