November is National Adoption Month, and what better time to feature some of the girls in our programs who continue to wait for their opportunity to become part of a forever family!
Robin, age 5 (Qiandongnan foster care)
Despite the misconception that Chinese orphanages are filled with girls, approximately 75% of the orphaned children in China waiting for families are boys.
We think so highly of the boys in our programs and want to share those who continue to wait to be chosen by a family. Some of these boys have been waiting for years. Read more.
This November, please join us in celebrating National Adoption Month!
Whether we know and love someone who is adopted, are ourselves an adoptee, or have been privileged to have adopted a son or daughter ourselves, many of us have been touched by adoption. While Love Without Boundaries is not an adoption agency, adoption is something we celebrate and advocate for daily since the majority of children we have the privilege of working with are among the thousands of children in China currently without families of their own. Read more.
In April of 2014, I was meeting with officials at an orphanage in Anhui province when a staff member ran into our room. She explained that a newborn baby had just been found by the police and that the little boy was in need of emergency medical care.
We were about two hours from Anhui Children’s Hospital and the skilled surgeons there, and so we immediately offered to drive the baby to Hefei so he could get the operation he needed to survive. Read more.
Every month we are fortunate to receive many wonderful photos of foster children in our programs getting lots of love from their foster parents. These images bring a big smile to our faces and receive many positive comments by those who view them. However, sometimes these photos raise this question: “If the foster family loves the child so much, why don’t they just adopt him?”
As I general rule of thumb, I try to stay away from describing children with words that only point out their physical attractiveness. I just want to find something deeper in them and for them to read about themselves in the future, and for them to see something more than a cute face. But when I saw this photo of Aaron – all I could think was how darn handsome and ADORABLE he is! Doesn’t this four-year-old face just melt your heart?! I know I cannot be the only one.
Amber has been a student at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan since 2010.
In 2010, we knew her as “little tortoise”, an affectionate nickname given to her by her teachers due to her tendency to be introverted. Read more.
The U.S. Department of State just released its 2014 Report on Intercountry Adoption.
Here are a few facts that we pulled out of this report that we thought might be particularly interesting:
* 2,040 adoptions from China were completed in 2014. This is a 10% decrease in the number of children from China being adopted to the U.S. compared to the previous year, 2013, when 2,301 kids were chosen by American families.