Qingyang: Love Starts Here

Several months ago, we were contacted by some parents who had adopted from the Qingyang orphanage in Gansu province. They wondered if we would consider starting any of our programs here, and so we began discussions with local officials about which of our projects might benefit the children in their care.

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This orphanage has over 100 children born with medical needs, and many of them are unable to attend public school. Because of this, we decided that opening one of our Believe in Me schools onsite would be a great first partnership. Read more.

Cohen: Love Starts Here

As the writer Eda LeShan once said,  “A new baby is like the beginning of all things –wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”  

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Little Cohen was born prematurely and came into our hands weighing just 2 kg. His orphanage had called us when he was first found because they were worried about his tiny size. Read more.

She Knows Love

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Our daughter Megan has been home for nearly four months now. You may remember her as LWB’s “Rachel”, and many of you have known her for years because you have served as her faithful team of sponsors for LWB’s foster care and education programs. Read more.

This Giving Tuesday, Give Your Voice

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As you might be aware, today (December 2nd) is “Giving Tuesday,” a global day dedicated to being generous and giving back. It was started as a way to remind us that there is more to the holidays than the shopping madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And while we all know deep down that this season is an incredible time to show unconditional love to others, it’s also nice to have days like this to remind us. Read more.

Giving The Gift of Love

It’s hard to believe it’s December already, and the holidays are nearly upon us. What a perfect time to starting thinking of an easy yet meaningful gift for teachers, babysitters, co-workers, family, and friends — an LWB Gift Card.

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An LWB gift card will tell the recipient that a donation has been made in his or her honor to help orphaned and impoverished children in China. Read more.

Joel and Tate: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

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Two Decembers ago, a couple of very special boys entered my life in a rather unusual way. They arrived in my email. Read more.

Turkey Time

Last month we had several visitors to our Heartbridge Healing Home from the U.S., and one of the women brought an adorable turkey costume for the kids to wear in honor of Thanksgiving. The nannies had so much fun dressing up all the boys in the home as “little turkeys.” We wanted to share some of their photos today while counting our blessings, because they sure made us smile!

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Serena: Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

It is always a joy to welcome a baby or toddler from one of LWB’s healing homes into our foster care program and to have the opportunity of watching them thrive in their new family environment.

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While at our Henan Healing Home, Serena had her cleft lip repaired. Read more.

Love Starts Here

Without a doubt, the holiday season is a time when all of us think of family. We try to come up with the perfect gifts for those we hold dear, count down the days until loved ones return home, and miss so terribly those we can no longer see and hold. Yes, the holidays are busy and often hectic, but absolutely this time of year reminds us that love is one of the greatest blessings we can ever receive, doesn’t it?

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It is for that reason that we have put “love” at the very center of our year end campaign: Love Starts Here. For far too many children around the world, unconditional love is a gift they have not yet experienced. Read more.

Worth the Risk

Does the adoption of an older child carry a greater risk for both the child and the family that will be created? This is a question I most certainly asked myself two years ago as I studied the file of a older child living in an orphanage in China, in the city of Changzhi.

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Parents often worry that older children will experience attachment issues that will make it difficult for them to bond with their new family. I worried about this.
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