Tag Archives: adoption

Meet Landon

Today we would like to introduce you to a little boy named Landon who lives in an orphanage in Anhui province. Isn’t he a handsome guy?

Landon is ten years old and was born with microtia, a congenital issue where the external ear is underdeveloped. Read more

Twenty Adoptions from Foster Care

Because we believe so strongly that every child born deserves a permanent family of his or her own, we of course celebrate each and every time a child in one of our programs is adopted. We just had to share the wonderful news that since the beginning of 2016, twenty children from our foster care program have been adopted, both internationally and domestically!

Leo

We wish a fond farewell to seven boys and thirteen girls who are now precious sons or daughters. Read more.

Ifan: Still Waiting To Be Chosen

Nine-year-old Ifan from our Dingyuan Foster Care Program is described in his reports from China as “thoughtful” and as a child who “cares for others.” We are always touched by the examples given each month in his report. Read more.

The 2016 Cleft Medical Exchange: It Begins!

We are happy to report that LWB’s entire medical team has made it safely to China and the excitement for our 2016 Cleft Medical Exchange has begun!

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The group was up bright and early on Sunday morning, if not because of day-one jet lag, then in great anticipation of traveling to Henan province to begin meeting the children we will be helping this week. Read more.

Four Special Students From Believe in Me Qingyang

This spring, students at our Believe In Me orphanage school in Qingyang have been busy with lots of fun enrichment activities. They have been celebrating Chinese New Year, reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, learning about numbers and shapes, and eating lots of healthy snacks – all while having fun with their teachers and friends!

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We want to show you a typical day in the Qingyang Believe in Me classroom through the eyes of four very special students who are currently waiting to be matched with adoptive families:  Martin, Diane, Jane, and Samuel. Read more.

Callie’s Journey to a Family in China

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Found on a cold February morning weighing just over three pounds, preemie Callie was brought to an orphanage in eastern China. They called us immediately for assistance, and Callie was admitted to the hospital for emergency medical care. Read more.

Cora: The Gift of Knowing How to Love And Be Loved

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On December 7, 2015, I sat in the Taiyuan social welfare office wondering what the next chapter in our lives held.  We knew so little about our soon to be 2 ½ year old daughter. We knew Cora had complex congenital heart defects and Goldenhar Syndrome, but we did not know the extent of either of those diagnoses. We knew, from pictures, that she had been loved deeply while in the care of Little Flower Projects, and we knew she had been in a Love Without Boundaries foster care program (where she was known as “Josie”) for the last twelve months.  Read more.

Love For Luna

Last fall, we were contacted about an eight-month-old baby girl with severe congenital heart disease. Her orphanage had recently sent her to Beijing, but doctors there felt there was nothing that could be done surgically for her.

luna waiting

Luna, as she came to be known, was suffering from repeated bouts of respiratory infections and pneumonia, and it was clear that without something being done quickly, she would not survive. Read more.

Joel: When Something Is Just Right

Several years ago, I had learned about a darling little boy who had been born with an extremely complex heart defect.  He was living at LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home, and on a visit to China I actually got to hold him in my arms. I never could have imagined then that one day I would be his forever mama.

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But my ten-year-old son knew, and he just had to make my heart know as well. And when my heart realized Joel was my son, there was no stopping me. No news on his health challenges could deter me from bringing my son home.
Read more.

Aaron’s Journey

Since the early days of his life, Aaron has been in LWB care. Aaron’s life has been touched by a broad range of LWB programs — Medical, Healing Homes, Nutrition, Education, Foster Care and Advocacy — each one working together to benefit one special little boy.

Aaron baby

In late April 2011, a darling boy started his journey in LWB’s hands. Born with a meningocele (spinal tumor), little Aaron was quickly moved to the hospital where he underwent a complex neurosurgery which also required the placement of a shunt. Read more.

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