As 2016 comes to its final close, all of us at LWB are making three wishes for the new year.
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.
The spirit of Santa was present at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan this past week, as everyone enjoyed a festive holiday party. Many of the children dressed up as Santa and elves, and smiles abounded! Read more.
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.
Share the Love this holiday season! As 2016 comes to a close, we invite you to share a photo of your family with the hashtag #ShareTheLove.
Send it to us via a direct message on Facebook or Twitter, post to our Facebook wall, or email it to [email protected], and we’ll add your family to our #ShareTheLove 2016 photo album on Facebook. Read more.
His orphanage called us for help because he weighed just 3.6 kgs, or 8 pounds, at twelve months of age. At the time we met him, he was a fragile, underweight boy who had been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This is Marcus now, after six months in our Heartbridge Healing Home. We think his happy smile and chubby cheeks say it all! Read more.