Tag Archives: Anhui

Helping Families Stay United: Love Starts Here

Tom is only a few months old and has undoubtedly had a rough start – but this little guy is a fighter!

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At just ten days old, Tom ‘s family rushed him to the hospital because he was ill, and he had surgery for appendicitis. Then, the surgery site became infected, causing parts of his colon and small intestine to become damaged.  Another surgery removed the damaged areas and gave him a temporary colostomy so he could heal.  Little Tom been in the ICU since the surgery, which means that his family can’t visit him. Read more.

Cohen: Love Starts Here

As the writer Eda LeShan once said,  “A new baby is like the beginning of all things –wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”  

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Little Cohen was born prematurely and came into our hands weighing just 2 kg. His orphanage had called us when he was first found because they were worried about his tiny size. Read more.

Alone

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Since I returned from my recent trip to China at the end of October, my thoughts have been with the newly abandoned babies in the hospitals. As I walked through the huge wards of critically ill children, rooms overflowing with dozens of children in every possible space, I realized just how strong orphaned babies with medical needs must be. Read more.

October Visit to The Healing Homes and Foster Care

October was a very special time for our Healing program, as a group of LWB volunteers made its way to China. We all agree that it was a wonderful and extremely productive trip, and we hope you will enjoy reading all about it.

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First things first:  nothing was going to happen until we snuggled some babies, so we headed to Heartbridge on the morning of October 25th. Read more.

Arya the Adventurer

In the summer of 2012, we were contacted by a rural orphanage about a new baby they had taken in with cleft lip and a small heart defect.  She was jaundiced and difficult to feed, and sadly many babies born with this special need become failure to thrive very quickly in an orphanage setting. They asked if we could possibly take her into our care at the Anhui Healing Home. We thankfully had an open bed and told them to move her immediately.

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This beautiful baby girl was given the name of Arya (because one of our volunteers was reading Game of Thrones), and she soon had her very first bath given by one of our loving nannies. Read more.

Loving Linda

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Typical newcomers at LWB’s Anhui Healing Home are teeny-tiny, frail, and underweight infants. Linda, on the other hand, was already six months old when she arrived needing specialized care and nutrition due to her VSD heart defect. Read more.

Elin’s Emerging Smile

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For the past five years, Elin has been living in our Dingyuan foster care program. During that time, we have seen her grow in confidence and lately have loved seeing her smile get bigger and more confident. Now, this lovely girl is eligible for adoption and is just waiting to be chosen by a family! Read more.

Great Beginnings: The Cleft Bottle Project

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Our Cleft Bottle Project is underway and off to a great start. Soft bottles designed for feeding children with cleft lip or palate are not available for purchase in China. In 2012 we worked with the Mead Johnson Company to have the bottles produced in China. We delivered those bottles to orphanages and healing homes and wherever we heard of a need. Read more.

Little Apple

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Early this past spring we were contacted by a rural orphanage who had just taken in a tiny premature baby, weighing just 1 kg, or 2.2 lbs. We moved her immediately to a provincial level hospital, where she was admitted to the neonatal ICU.
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Niamh’s News

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It’s been awhile since we updated everyone on Niamh, the resident character of our Dingyuan foster care program. Please enjoy her news, and help us spread the word that she is still waiting to be matched with a forever family! Read more.

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