Tiny Tessa is a little fighter!
Several weeks ago, an orphanage in Anhui called us about a newborn preemie who had been left on her own. We called her Tessa. Read more.
March 21 is World Down Syndrome day, a day set aside to recognize and raise awareness for individuals with Down Syndrome. Over the years we have seen the number of children with Down Syndrome in our foster care program grow, and we are thrilled that they get to grow up as a beloved part of their local communities. Many of the children we featured as waiting for adoption last year are still waiting in 2017, so we want to take a moment today to once again highlight these incredible kids. Read more
March 20 is not only the first day of spring, but it’s the International Day of Happiness! With not one but two things to celebrate, we thought we’d share some things that bring us happiness:
Happiness is…hot lunches and full tummies!
Do you know that LWB’s website has a wonderful feature called TeamLWB where you can create your own fundraiser for any LWB project or program about which you are particularly passionate? Today we want to introduce you to one of the inspiring people who is using this easy-to-use campaign platform to raise funds for orphaned children to be placed in loving foster homes.
I am a girl of many names, and each one of my names is a different part of me. My name is Jade Shelby Elizabeth Chan Tikvah Leah Tze Sum Shi Yu Han Gurman. Read more.
Over the last fourteen years of our work providing pediatric medical care, children born with congenital heart defects have always been so dear to us. As most of you know, LWB actually began trying to help one little baby get the heart surgery he needed. Today, keeping in mind baby Kang who began it all for us, we are asking you to consider helping a beautiful baby girl from Mongolia get her life-saving operation and a chance for a healthy future.
Earlier this month, we introduced you to another preemie who had been found in January and taken to an orphanage in central China. The staff of the orphanage called us right away, and baby Connie was immediately moved to the NICU of the provincial children’s hospital. This photo shows how tiny she was compared to the diapers on the bed with her!
Being orphaned and a boy is one of the most difficult special needs of all. Approximately 3 out of 4 children in China waiting for families are boys. For this reason, we wanted to feature some of the wonderful boys from our programs who are waiting to be matched with families. Read more.
Have you ever wondered about the story behind Love Without Boundaries? Our new book, The Heart of an Orphan, tells the story of how one tiny baby in China born with heart disease inspired a movement which became Love Without Boundaries.
In this book, founder and CEO Amy Eldridge offers her personal insight into the many complex issues surrounding orphan care, abandonment, international aid, and adoption and shares many personal stories about her years of working with orphaned and impoverished families in China. Read more.
Did you hear that Down Syndrome Awareness Month just ended and flowed right into National Adoption Month? What a perfect time to feature all of the children in our programs with Down Syndrome who are waiting for families of their own! Read more.