Trust, Teacups, and Four-Star Ratings

I’m happy to announce that Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of nonprofits in the U.S, has once again awarded Love Without Boundaries its highest 4-star rating for our commitment to ethical practices, financial accountability and transparency.

Charity Navigator evaluates thousands of nonprofits each year, and only one out of four earns this top recognition. You might wonder what receiving another 4-star rating has to do with teacups, and I hope you will spare a few minutes of your time for me to tell you about a tiny antique teacup which was my great-grandmother’s. Read more

Getting In Touch with Nature in Qingyang

A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature.
~ Maria Montessori

The students at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Qingyang recently got to participate in planting trees. What a fantastic hands-on learning experience for them! Read more

In Honor of International Children’s Day

Around the world, International Children’s Day is celebrated on June 1. In China, Children’s Day, or Liù Yi Guójì Értóng Jié, honors the child. This day is celebrated with something special to most children — a day off of school! There are many performances and cultural activities celebrating the child on this day.

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“Every Child Counts” is one of our key beliefs at Love Without Boundaries. Many children around the world are in need, and on Children’s Day we would like to feature a few special kids who could use someone in their corner. Read more

2016 Life Skills Camp

Over the last twelve years, we have been honored to help teens who grew up in orphanage care but were never matched with permanent families. These young adults will usually end up on their own sometime between the ages of 18 and 24, and our hope is to do whatever we can to help best them prepare for that day.

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As part of our initiative to help these older orphaned teens, last year we held our very first Life Skills Camp – and it was a resounding success! This camp will center once more upon the theme, “The World is Better With Me In It.” Read more

Phillip: Still Fighting

Two months ago, we introduced you to a baby “superhero” named Phillip.

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When Phillip arrived at the hospital in Shanghai, he was a chubby, active boy in need of heart surgery for a complex heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). From the photos we saw, it was difficult to believe he was even sick! Read more.

Selah: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Selah was born with a heart condition that required surgery, but before she was able to have the procedure, she developed pneumonia. Selah first needed time in the hospital to take medication and to recuperate.

When she was stronger, she then had heart surgery and she recovered well. At the beginning of May, little Selah joined our Anhui Healing Home weighing just under ten pounds. Read more.

A Lunch Date With Harley and James

Harley and James, the formerly conjoined twins, were treated to lunch this week by some of our wonderful volunteers in Shanghai! Their mission? To delivery a very special package from a 96-year-old grandmother in Missouri. Read more.

Cleft Bottles: Special Delivery!

During the first quarter of 2016, our China Medical Director received many calls requesting the special, squeezable, bottles which are so vital for helping cleft-affected children get adequate nutrition so they can grow and thrive. In fact, we received so many requests that we placed another order for over 1,000 additional bottles!

We receive calls from orphanages, maternity hospitals, and organizations coordinating medical trips, as well as healing homes and foster programs caring for children with cleft. Read more.

Ten Years of Heartbridge

A few years after Love Without Boundaries was founded, it became clear that we needed to answer a very important question: What can we do to help children who are ready for discharge from the hospital after surgery, but who aren’t ready to return to an orphanage?

It was vital that we figure out how to bridge that gap for the most fragile children in our medical program. The answer came in the form of Heartbridge Healing Home which opened its doors in 2006. Read more.

Landon: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Landon is a brand new one-year-old and is also brand new to our Fuyang Foster Care program.  Landon spent almost all of the first year of his life in our Anhui Healing Home after recovering from megacolon. Read more.

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