Leo: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Leo arrived to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) weighing just 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) at one month old. His heart defect caused him to be weary from simple acts of eating or interacting for short periods of time.

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His loving nannies at AHH worked with him by feeding him nutritious formula in smaller, more frequent doses, which contributed to his steady weight gain.
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Less Than Infinite Possibilities

When a baby is born, her life is so full of promise.  She could grow up to become anything.  She could be a teacher, a scientist, or even president.  She could lead the UN or the next Apple.  There are no limits on her potential.

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As that child ages, it becomes clear that she is better at some things than others.  As she enters school and perhaps struggles to read or grasp subtraction, the infinite possibilities of her future narrow. Read more.

Defenseless

My first granddaughter was born last week, with a full head of black hair and the sweetest little face.  I was blessed to be in the delivery room, and at one point I stood back in reverence thinking about the countless women through the ages who have gone through the ritual of labor to bring new life into the world.

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When Naomi was born, the elation in the room was unmistakable.  There were tears of joy, laughter and smiles – and when I was handed my granddaughter for the first time, I was filled with wonder at just how tiny she was.  She was utterly defenseless, and it quickly crossed my mind that newborns are completely dependent on those around them.  They cannot survive without an adult to watch over them. Read more.

Education for All

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Today we want to introduce you to just a few of the amazing kids who are hoping to have the chance to continue to attend school through our Believe in Me orphanage school program in Lanzhou. For less than $1 per day, you could sponsor one of these children for a month and receive quarterly updates and photos of them and their school-day adventures.  Even better, you would be providing a life-changing experience for a child who doesn’t have another opportunity for education. Read more.

Opening a New Believe In Me School

Yesterday we blogged about our very first Believe in Me school, which we opened in 2004.  Today we wanted to write about the process it takes to open a school inside a Chinese orphanage, as we are often asked by orphanages and adoptive parent groups to please consider opening a school in a certain location.

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In most locations, our schools serve children beginning at 18 months through school age.  Read more.

Believing In Every Child

In early 2004, Love Without Boundaries was working with the Shantou orphanage in Guangdong province.  Dr. Huang, the orphanage doctor at the time, told us how very sad he was that so many children in the orphanage were unable to attend school due to being born with special needs which weren’t readily accepted by society.

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At the time, this included children born with issues such as missing limbs, albinism, cerebral palsy, and other health needs.  Many public schools were not willing to accept these children as students, and so the Shantou orphanage had many children who were not receiving any type of education at all.   Read more.

Bravo to Bethel

It always warms our hearts when organizations in China pull together to help kids in need.

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Over the past year, three children with vision issues who were previously in LWB programs have moved  to the care of Bethel China. Bethel provides highly specialized care for children with vision issues of all severities in a loving, home-like environment. We shared the stories of these three kids shortly after they moved to Bethel. We recently received an update, so we thought you might like to see how well these kids are doing. Read more.

Daniel CAN Do It!

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Don’t let what you CANNOT do interfere with what you CAN do.
~ John Wooden (American basketball player and coach)

Daniel is a six year old boy who is waiting for a family of his own!  At the moment, he is thriving in our foster care program in Henan province. Our team of volunteers who met him last fall fell hard for this little guy and his fun and affectionate personality! Read more.

Healing Heart Defects: A Team Effort

When one of LWB’s China Medical Directors is asked to help a child with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) it is just the first step in a long journey of hope through healing.

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Our first step is to determine the type of CHD. There are more than 40 different types of heart defects with a range of severity for each case. LWB’s Medical team gets evaluations in China as well as from a team of specialists on our Medical Advisory Board to determine what type of surgery the child will need and what other type of care they will require. Read more.

Luke: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Eight-month-old Luke, who has Down Syndrome, entered LWB’s Loudi Foster Care program in Hunan province at the beginning of this month.

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Although he had a full head of hair, Luke recently had to get a hair cut in anticipation of the hot summer ahead. Read more.

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