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Fourteen Children With Down Syndrome: Waiting For Adoption

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness and celebrate the children in our programs. Over the past few years, we have seen more and more children with Down Syndrome become eligible for adoption. One of Love Without Boundaries’ core beliefs is that EVERY child deserves a family. With that in mind, we present fourteen beautiful children who are waiting for permanent families of their own.

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Beautiful Beatrice: Waiting For Adoption

Beautiful Beatrice entered our foster care program when she was just five months old. Beatrice was born with spina bifida, which occurs in utero as the spinal column develops and fails to completely seal. Often, a sac protrudes from a hole in the vertebrae containing spinal fluid, tissue, nerves, and part of the spinal cord. Despite surgery to close the opening, children with spina bifida may experience some degree of paralysis and loss of sensation below the damaged vertebrae. This is what happened in Beatrice’s case. Shortly after she was born, she was taken to an orphanage whose staff arranged for her to have the surgery she needed to survive. Following that operation, it was discovered that Beatrice had lost feeling in her lower body. That certainly didn’t stop this beautiful little girl from embracing her babyhood, however.

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Permanency for Orphaned Children

On my most recent trip to China, I visited multiple orphanages, both large and small. When my plane touched down I realized that it will soon be 15 years that I’ve been working with orphaned children, so obviously I’ve seen a lot of changes in that time. Despite multi-million dollar facilities being built in even […]

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Congenital Heart Defects: The World’s Most Common Birth Defect

Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect seen worldwide and are a major cause of serious morbidity and mortality in infancy. In 2011, a study was done in China to observe the prevalence of heart defects among babies in Shanghai, which found a prevalence of 18.7 per 1,000 births. This is a significantly higher prevalence than found in North America in the same year, with 6.9 babies per 1,000 being born with heart defects.

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Morgan’s Eyes

Morgan is 3 ½ years old and is new to our foster care program in Guizhou. When our Foster care team saw Morgan’s photo, they felt that he was in need of urgent medical attention.

We were able to connect Morgan and his foster family with a wonderful eye hospital in Yunnan, and the chief surgeon asked them to travel to the hospital immediately.

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Meet Carlos

About one week after being born with cleft lip and palate, baby Carlos entered our Healing Homes program weighing a whopping 5.5 lbs.

After six weeks of loving care, he had a double chin! Read more

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Harlow’s Chance for Sight — And a Family

Four-year-old Harlow suffers from limited vision. Staff at her orphanage in Anhui noticed that she often scratches and rubs her eyes and seems to be uncomfortable. When she recently had her physical so that her paperwork could be submitted for adoption, doctors diagnosed her with severe congenital glaucoma.

Sadly, Harlow was unable to receive treatment for her eyes when she was younger, and there is a chance that her vision may be permanently affected.
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How One Photo Introduced Me to LWB — And Four Daughters

My husband, Cameron, and I have seventeen children. Eleven of those kids are adopted from Asia, and four of those eleven grew up in the same orphanage. The journey to those four “Huainan sisters” started with this photo:

Our adoption agency, Madison Adoption Associates, posted this picture advocating for a beautiful girl with an amazing smile. She had recently been adopted, but that adoption was disrupted in-country. Read more.

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The Story of Lovely Linda

Let us tell you a story about a little girl named Linda. In Spanish, “Linda” means pretty — and we think this Linda is that, and more!


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Fifteen Domestic Adoptions from Foster Care

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Over the last year, fifteen children from our foster care program in China were adopted domestically and will grow up surrounded by families in the country of their birth. Domestic adoption continues to rise in China, and we are thrilled that more and more families are open to adopting children who had been born with medical needs. Read more.

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