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The Complexities of Adoption

Over the weekend I was contacted by an adult adoptee who felt the images we were posting on social media in honor of National Adoption Month trivialized the vast complexities of adoption. She wrote, “Adoption isn’t a quote superimposed on a picture. And it certainly isn’t a cheery saying on the front of a t-shirt. Adoption carries with it a lot of pain, and it shouldn’t be reduced to a greeting card.”

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I read her letter carefully, because as an adoptive mom myself, I always want to listen and learn from those who have shared a similar type of journey as my children. Read more.

The International Adoption Process: Where Do I Begin?

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Love Without Boundaries is not an adoption agency. However, most of the children we work with are considered orphans who could potentially be adopted domestically or internationally, and so naturally we talk with many families who are thinking about whether international adoption might be a good fit for them. So during this November — National Adoption Month — we thought we would go through some of the basic considerations for people considering international adoption. Read more.

Tomas: Eight is Great!

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Tomas just had a birthday and is now eight years old!  Like most children, he’s probably very excited to be getting older and growing up. However, we always worry that the older a waiting child gets — especially a boy — the slimmer their chances for finding a permanent family.  We hope Tomas’ sweet, shy nature and winning smile will capture a family’s heart soon. Read more.

Daniel’s Doings

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Six-year-old Daniel continues to amaze us with his interests and his abilities! He most recently has started taking a handicraft class at school where he is learning how to use clay and make origami. He loves this time during school and has been working hard to create new things. Read more.

Ellie: An Adoption Story

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It has been a little over a year since Ellie has come home to our family. She is so beautiful and has quite a funny, adorable, kind, personality. Above all, Ellie has such a love for life! Read more.

Face to Face with Love

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My husband and I adopted our daughter from Anhui Province last month.  This was our second adoption trip to China, and an important part for me was meeting the babies that I know so well through my role as Anhui Healing Home (AHH) Coordinator. 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.

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.

“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.

The Joy of Joel

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In early November of 2012, we first saw a photo of a beautiful five-week-old baby boy. His orphanage let us know that this little fellow had a heart defect, and wondered if we would be able to help. A few phone calls and emails were exchanged, and two days later an echocardiogram was arranged at a prominent children’s hospital. Read more.

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