Tag Archives: adoption

The Boys Who Wait in 2015

Despite the misconception that Chinese orphanages are filled with girls, approximately 75% of the orphaned children in China waiting for families are boys.

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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.

A Child’s View of Adoption

In 2013, LWB invited Fang Lee (from the documentary Somewhere Between) to visit several orphanages in China to see what the children there knew about international adoption. We then created a video that summarizes some of their answers.

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Four Ways to Celebrate National Adoption Month

This November, please join us in celebrating National Adoption Month!

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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.

Wonderful Kids with Down Syndrome Who Wait for Families

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month, a special opportunity to celebrate and recognized the accomplishments of individuals with Down Syndrome. In recognition, we want to spend time this month celebrating the children from our foster care programs who are waiting to be matched with permanent families through adoption!

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Wisdom Wednesday: Post-Adoption Adjustment for Older Children

For a child who is no longer a baby, the post-adoption journey can look quite different. Today in international adoption, many children who are adopted are considered “older” and are often school-age. These children have a significant history, developed language, friends, and connections to their culture.

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Upon joining a family abroad through adoption, they lose nearly all of this. Adoption professional and author Regina Kupecky once mentioned a helpful ratio that may help parents prepare and begin to understand their new child’s perspective on becoming part of their family. Read more.

Finding Patrick

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.

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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.

Wisdom Wednesday: Transitioning from Foster Care

As a foster care coordinator and someone who has adopted a child who was fostered, I often field questions from parents about how best to prepare themselves for adopting a child who was in foster care.

Grace from Huainan

Even the most prepared parents can find themselves caught off guard by their children’s behavior. Read more.


Mitchell is a delightful eight year old boy from our Believe In Me orphanage school in Shaoguan who is waiting to be matched with his forever family. He has come so far since he began to attend school in our program!

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From his earliest reports, Mitchell was described as a kind and polite boy who appeared quite serious in many of his photos. However, as Mitchell began learning and playing at school, his self-confidence grew and true personality started to shine through. Read more.

Twelve Years of Love Without Boundaries

Last week, Love Without Boundaries celebrated its twelfth anniversary of touching lives in China. I was so busy working on different projects that I only had time to quickly think, “WOW,” before getting back to the business at hand. But this past weekend I went into my office and began looking through old files, pulling up the photos of children we’ve had the honor to help in some way and reflecting on their impact upon my own life.

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The children who have come through the hands of LWB have stretched my heart in ways I never could have imagined. Read more.

Piper — Personality Plus!

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Four-year-old Piper from our Sanmenxia foster care program has grown by leaps and bounds in the past four months that she has been with her foster family. Piper lives with her foster parents and younger foster brother Quentin, whom she absolutely adores. Read more.