The children of Sanmenxia Foster Care have been getting into the Olympic spirit! Susie is ready for the shotput event and seems to be taking it rather seriously.
In dreams and in love, there are no impossibilities. ~Janos Arany
John has so much love in his heart! This handsome twelve-year-old boy has been waiting for more than six years to hear the news that he has been chosen for adoption. Surely being adopted must seem like a crazy dream for John as many of his friends have met their forever families in the past year while he remains unchosen. Read more.
For over a year, Betsy has been waiting to be chosen. In 2012 she came to LWB to have her cleft repaired and it was discovered that she had experienced some trauma to her face. At age eight, she was then one of the oldest children on the cleft exchange and truly touched our hearts with her quiet bravery and shy smiles. Read more.
Sometimes it is the little things that matter the most. A little thing like a BebePod baby seat can change a child’s entire daily experience. A BebePod can help give children in an orphanage a chance to spend more time out of a crib everyday. From a seated position, children can better work on fine motor development.
When a group of children are seated together, they can interact with each other, or a caregiver can interact with a group of children. Read more.
Here at Love Without Boundaries, we are keepers of treasure. Besides the children in our care, we safekeep another treasure trove — the photos and histories of children who were in our care but have since been adopted. This treasure is one that we don’t wish to hoard, but to share!
JingJing came to us with heart disease. We helped with her surgery and then placed her into foster care in Henan province where she absolutely thrived. Photos of her shopping with her foster mom and looking like a princess always made us smile. JingJing went on to live with her forever family, but they have never contacted us. Read more.
Without a doubt, February 14th has come to be synonymous with candy, love, and hearts. Whether you are anxiously awaiting this Friday or dreading everything about the day of love, we at LWB want to tell you about a very special little boy whose heart issues need all the love we can give.
Little Bran was found last April with a box of medicine beside him and a note that he had congenital heart disease. Read more.
In fall 2012 LWB was contacted about a toddler girl with a complex set of heart issues. Her orphanage had originally hoped that surgery could be delayed until after adoption, but low oxygen levels and repeated bouts of pneumonia let them know that she couldn’t wait any longer.
So early last year LWB arranged a “bidirectional Glenn” procedure for this little love whom we came to know as “Elizabeth.” Read more.
In 2013 LWB opened a new education program at an orphanage in Guangdong Province. This new relationship helped open the doors for the cleft-affected children in their care to finally get the surgery they need. Aimee and Harley saw four of their friends leave and come back with new beautiful smiles, and now it’s finally their turn.
Aimee is four years old and has had to live for far too long with an unrepaired cleft lip and palate. This sweet girl especially enjoys art and music in class and likes to play with toy cars. Because of her appearance, Aimee is treated poorly and called names. Read more.
Last spring LWB was contacted by an orphanage in Jiangxi Province that had taken in a new baby with complex congenital heart disease. This little girl was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA), which occurs when the two main arteries going out of the heart—the pulmonary artery and the aorta—are switched in position. The orphanage was very concerned about the health of this baby girl, but thanks to our wonderful supporters she was able to be moved almost immediately to Shanghai for open heart surgery. Read more.