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Adoptee Wisdom

Love Without Boundaries is not an adoption agency; however, many of the orphaned children with whom we have the privilege of working end up in adoptive families. We also are advocates for adoption when it seems to be the best option for a child in our care. Whether we are adoptive parents, friends of an adopted person, adoption professionals or simply curious, we may sometimes wonder: What do adoptees wish others knew about their experiences?

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Here are just a few thoughts — some philosophical, some a bit more practical — from some older adoptees. Read more.

Alan, Thriving in Foster Care

Five year old Alan is a busy and active little boy with Down Syndrome who has been thriving in our Shantou foster care program this year. Alan has such a sweet and happy spirit!

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His favorite thing to do is to listen to music and dance. Alan is also quite the entertainer. Read more.

Fabian

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Weighing just 12 pounds at 14 months old, little Fabian came to us with blue lips and fingers and was having great difficulty breathing. His orphanage was very concerned about how weak he was and asked if we could help. Read more.

Matched (or Home!) in 2014

One of our favorite blogs to write each year is the one in which we feature all of the children for whom we advocated last year who have been matched with families!

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While we are of course overjoyed that so many kids in our programs are chosen quickly by adoptive parents, sometimes there are kids who need extra advocacy to get their awesomeness known. Some of these children are now with their forever families, and others are waiting in China while their families work to bring them home. Although it’s never easy to think about all of the children who still wait to be chosen for adoption, today we choose to Carpe Diem, or seize the day, and celebrate the ones you helped us advocate for in 2014! Read more.

A Grant for Grant

Introducing Grant, LWB’s newest Adoption Assistance Grant recipient!

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Grant is a sweet and curious eleven-year-old boy who has just entered our foster care program in Shantou. This handsome boy may look familiar to some of you as he was in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Shantou for the past six years prior to its closing. We would love to see Grant find his forever family in 2015! Read more.

Snapshots of 2014

On this very last day of 2014, we give thanks for all the lives changed this year because of your support. This week we’ve been reflecting on just how much we have accomplished together and have chosen a few special moments to highlight. Join with us in remembering a very special year of hope and healing, and please know that none of it would have been possible without you.

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A Letter From Dad: Love Starts Here

“Love Starts Here” is our inspiration and our year-end theme, and this December we have been sharing stories that demonstrate LOVE in action. The final story we want to share for 2014 comes from Jasmine, a girl near and dear to our hearts.

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Jasmine was formerly in LWB’s Believe in Me school in Liupanshui as “Lauren” and was adopted just before she turned 14 — the age at which orphaned children in China are no longer eligible for adoption.  Read more.

Love Starts With Us

Just as mine is, Kelly’s social media feed is filled with images of orphans waiting in China. Sometimes it’s overwhelming. Sometimes those little faces get lost. But in February of 2013, my friend didn’t scroll past LWB’s blog post, “Jenny, Jenny”. She read it and took a moment to share it, urging, “Jenny needs a family.”

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And our love story started there. With a keystroke, a friend introduced us to our daughter, and love came fiercely. Read more.

She Knows Love

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Our daughter Megan has been home for nearly four months now. You may remember her as LWB’s “Rachel”, and many of you have known her for years because you have served as her faithful team of sponsors for LWB’s foster care and education programs. Read more.

Joel and Tate: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

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Two Decembers ago, a couple of very special boys entered my life in a rather unusual way. They arrived in my email. Read more.

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