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What About the Boys?

Many of us have ideas in our head about what adoption from China looks like. These ideas have likely been influenced by media (i.e., the 2005 film, “China’s Lost Girls”), press (covering China’s one-child policy), friends, family, and maybe even our own experiences.

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Over the years, adoption from China has evolved in a number of ways. You might have previously read our blog series about The Changing Face of China’s Orphans. Read more.

Yago’s Chance for a New Life

It was 2011, and Yago had just entered our Believe in Me School in Changzhi. We knew then that he needed special care for his leg.

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Over the years, however, we have learned through consulting with experts that the best opportunity for Yago to receive the ongoing care that he needs for his condition is to be cared for by a family able to thoroughly address and consistently manage his care. Read more.

We’re Excited for Elaine!

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Since entering our Believe in Me school in Liupanshui in 2012, Elaine has made great progress. At the beginning what was most noticeable was her desire to help and understand her new surroundings.  Everything was new and different to her, so it took her some time to warm up. She obviously paid close attention and her teachers saw that she was making strides to interact more with others, learn how to verbalize herself and play with the other children. Read more.

It’s a Girl

My older sister recently had a baby, and it was great to get to follow along with her nine month journey.  The most exciting part of the pregnancy for my relatives, however, was the hardest part for me  – her sonogram.

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You know the scene:  family gathered all around in a small room, admiring the images of the new baby on the screen. And when the tech announced, “It’s a girl!” everyone cheered and was overjoyed. That was  hard moment for me, though, because in all the happiness I had a feeling of dread come over me.  My mind went to when my birthmother was pregnant with me.  What was her and my birthfather’s reaction to me being a girl? Read more.

Yahoo! $4,000 For Yago

When we first met handsome Yago in 2011, he had just entered our Believe in Me School in Changzhi.

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With determination in his eyes and strength of will, Yago rapidly stood out among the other students. Read more.

Mikel: LWB’s Story of the Month

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Mikel is a handsome eight-year-old boy who attends LWB’s Believe in Me school inside his orphanage in Shanxi Province. Our teachers absolutely love him and say he is a very well behaved little boy who listens well in class and always wants to finish his projects. 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.

Tender-Hearted Timothy

It’s not our disabilities, it’s our abilities that count. ~Chris Burke

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Timothy is a four and a half year old boy in our foster care program in Guizhou province who needs a forever family to love him. Read more.

“I’ll Always Be Your Son, and You’ll Always Be My Dad”

Jaden came home January 2013 at the age of 3 ½. He celebrated his 5th birthday just a couple of weeks ago, and last week we celebrated his 500th day in our family. He has really thrived at home.

It has only been recently that he has started talking a little bit more about his time as an orphan, and the most common way he describes it revolves around feeling “alone.” He tells us “I am very happy that you came to get me” and “I’m glad you didn’t leave me alone any longer.” He did tell us once “I’m glad you got me, but why did it take you so long to find me?” … which was heart-warming and heart-breaking at the same time.

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Today’s blog was written by Tim Sanford, an “LWB Dad” who adopted Christopher. Read more.

Joseph

At the age of four, Joseph entered our Fuyang foster care program in Anhui in 2007.  Over the past six years, it has been our bittersweet privilege to watch Joseph grow up — bittersweet because we would like nothing more than for him to find a forever family of his own.  His amazingly sweet and happy demeanor and contagious smile make it a pleasure to be in his company.

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