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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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Looking Back On The Year In Foster Care: 2016

Foster care allows children who are alone in the world to be alone no more. Instead, they have the opportunity to receive — and give — love within the secure environment of a family.

We’re celebrating foster care this week by highlighting some of our favorite moments from foster care in 2016. Please join us for some special memories from the end of the year! Read more.

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Seeing Life From Their Own Perspective: Believe in Me Changzhi

Recently our Changzhi Believe in Me students did a unit of study centered on the delightful children’s book, Diary of a Worm.

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The book features a series of diary entries of a young worm, accompanied by “photos” of life from his ground- level perspective. Our innovative Changzhi Believe in Me teachers recently used this creative concept of a unique point of view to engage the students in taking photos and documenting life from their own perspectives. Read more.

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Meet the Kids from Changzhi Foster Care

LWB has been providing foster care to orphaned children in Changzhi, Shanxi since 2011.

Over the years we have celebrated the developmental progress the children have made when placed into home care, and we’d love to introduce you to some of the children currently being served in this program, thanks to your support. Read more.

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Birthday Boy Peter

When little Peter was ten months old, he moved into our foster care program in Changzhi.  This week, he is celebrating a birthday and turns four years old. What a perfect time to celebrate his accomplishments!

As you can see, Peter has big bright eyes and a smile that lights up the room. Read more.

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Ella’s Very Fine Motor Skills

Every few weeks, our foster care managers visit each child in their home and check their motor skills and development. In our foster care program in Changzhi, one little girl’s motor skills are growing by leaps and bounds.

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It seems like only a few months ago, Ella was just learning to use a pencil and scissors. Now this darling three-year-old can write the number three beautifully, and she can use the scissors to cut her hair. Read more.

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Victor’s Day at our Believe in Me School

Our Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi serves children with special needs who may not otherwise be able to attend school. Currently, 25 students are benefiting from the program, and we thought it might be fun to follow one little boy, Victor and get a glimpse into his days at school.

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Victor joined our Believe in Me school when he was nearly two years old. Now, he’s six years old, and we have seen him blossom. Read more.

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Best Buddies

Today we thought you might enjoy seeing some of the ‘best buddies’ pairs from our Believe in Me orphanage schools as they play and learn together. Forming friendships is an important part of development for all children. For children growing up in an orphanage without a family, friends are a crucial source of support and connection. We are so grateful that our Believe in Me schools foster safe and supportive environments for these friendships to flourish.

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The Boys of Believe in Me Changzhi

Because it’s Friday and Friday is for fun, we thought we’d share some boys who always seem to be having fun:  the boys at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi!

Changzhi Isaac Guillermo 9.15
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The Moon Festival: A Time for Families

Across China this past weekend, families celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, second only in importance to the Spring Festival (also known as Chinese New Year) celebrated earlier in the year. September 27 was a full moon, and for this reason the day is often referred to as the “Moon Festival”. It is a time for families to reunite and enjoy being together.

Benjamin 8.15
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