Archive for 'Foster Care'

The Top Ten Photos of 2015

Each year, our friends and supporters help us select our favorite photos of the past year.  The votes are in, and we are absolutely thrilled with the photos that YOU have helped to choose as your Top Ten Photos of 2015.


Be sure to visit our website to see which photos were voted as YOUR favorites!

Three Cheers for Gerri!

Hip hip hooray! We are overjoyed to welcome little Miss Gerri to her new foster care family in Sanmenxia.

Gerri reaching 10.15

Gerri is two years old and has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Although she is still a bit wobbly, she can walk and get from place to place. She has been putting a lot of effort into mastering walking! Read more.

Healthy Eating: A Key Part of Foster Care

Alan in our Zhang Village foster care program doesn’t know it, but his yogurt is a great source of calcium and vitamins A and D, nutrients that will help his bones grow strong! All he knows is that it tastes delicious.

Alan eating 10.15

In addition to providing a loving environment for children in need of families, our foster care families also provide quality nutrition. Good nutrition is often taken for granted but is crucial to any child’s development. Read more.

Wonderful Kids with Down Syndrome Who Wait for Families

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month, a special opportunity to celebrate and recognized the accomplishments of individuals with Down Syndrome. In recognition, we want to spend time this month celebrating the children from our foster care programs who are waiting to be matched with permanent families through adoption!

Mateo2 9.15Mateo, age 5

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Sponsors Needed for Olivia and Jennifer

Are you looking for a way that you can really make a difference in the life of one specific child?

Olivia 9.15

Many people have a heart for orphaned children but are not in a position to adopt. One meaningful way that you can become a part of a child’s life story and change their lives for good is by becoming a foster care sponsor. Read more.

The Moon Festival: A Time for Families

Across China this past weekend, families celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, second only in importance to the Spring Festival (also known as Chinese New Year) celebrated earlier in the year. September 27 was a full moon, and for this reason the day is often referred to as the “Moon Festival”. It is a time for families to reunite and enjoy being together.

Benjamin 8.15
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Wisdom Wednesday: Why Don’t More Foster Families Adopt?

Every month we are fortunate to receive many wonderful photos of foster children in our programs getting lots of love from their foster parents. These images bring a big smile to our faces and receive many positive comments by those who view them. However, sometimes these photos raise this question: “If the foster family loves the child so much, why don’t they just adopt him?”

Foster Care gift blog
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Wisdom Wednesday: Transitioning from Foster Care

As a foster care coordinator and someone who has adopted a child who was fostered, I often field questions from parents about how best to prepare themselves for adopting a child who was in foster care.

Grace from Huainan

Even the most prepared parents can find themselves caught off guard by their children’s behavior. Read more.

Lilah: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

We are so happy to be able to help support lovely Lilah in our foster care program in Lanzhou. Lilah is a ten year old girl who has hydrocephalus. She has lived with her foster family for awhile now and is very bonded to her foster parents and younger foster sister.

Lilah Maiana 8.15

With the support of our education program, Lilah will hopefully be attending school for the first time! Read more.

Two Countries, Two Families, One Goal: Love for MJ

We were matched with our son, MJ, in October 2014.

MJ QiandongnanFC 4.15

Shortly after that, we learned he was in the Qiandongnan foster care program through Love Without Boundaries. We were so happy and thankful to hear this news. Read more.