Tag Archives: cleft

The Home Stretch for Tim

Many of you have followed the story of Tim, a wonderful young man who grew up in the Kaifeng orphanage in Henan province. When LWB volunteers first met Tim back in 2006, he was just 14 years old. He became part of our education program, and we learned very quickly just what a wonderful student he was.

2006Tim in 2006
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When she was approximately six weeks old, Caitlin arrived at LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) with a fever and congestion.

Caitlin 8.15

She not only struggled with taking in enough nutrition due to her cleft lip and palate, but she also struggled to stay healthy. The loving nannies at AHH immediately set off to change things for the better for Caitlin. Read more.

Sponsors Needed for Olivia and Jennifer

Are you looking for a way that you can really make a difference in the life of one specific child?

Olivia 9.15

Many people have a heart for orphaned children but are not in a position to adopt. One meaningful way that you can become a part of a child’s life story and change their lives for good is by becoming a foster care sponsor. Read more.

Smiling Spencer

Spencer always seems to be smiling! We want to take a few moments to tell you more about this joyful six-year-old boy who is waiting for a family.


Spencer, described by caregivers as a “funny boy,” makes us smile too.
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Team LWB: Heroes for Hope and Healing

Have you ever wanted to be a hero for children in need? If so, we invite you to consider joining TeamLWB to make a difference in the life of a child!


Perhaps you want to help but just don’t know where to begin. Maybe you have a great idea for a fundraiser but need help spreading the words about your project and plans. If so, let us tell you about TeamLWB! Read more.

Two Countries, Two Families, One Goal: Love for MJ

We were matched with our son, MJ, in October 2014.

MJ QiandongnanFC 4.15

Shortly after that, we learned he was in the Qiandongnan foster care program through Love Without Boundaries. We were so happy and thankful to hear this news. 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.

Catey and Ander, Thriving with Special Formula

When a child enters our foster care program, we are concerned with all aspects of their development including how they are growing. Foster care managers visit the children in our programs once a month, and we can closely track their development.  Last spring, our foster care managers and coordinators noticed that Catey and Ander, who had already had cleft repair surgery, still weren’t gaining weight, and so they contacted our Nutrition program for help.

Catey 4.15Catey in April 2015

Sometimes children continue to have difficulty feeding even after surgery. When this happens, we turn to special formula to make every drop count. Read more.

Yak Delivery on the Tibetan Plateau

Back in April of this year, we learned about a little boy named Samuel from the Tibetan Plateau who needed cleft lip and palate repair surgery.

TibetanfamilySamuel (center) with his family

Samuel traveled with his uncle and his father from their remote home to our Cleft Medical Exchange in Kaifeng, Henan. Read more.


On a routine day in late April, a quiet little girl was admitted to Anhui Healing Home. She had traveled from a rural province of China to be cared for through LWB to prepare for her needed cleft lip surgery.


Meet Adaya, born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate and placed into the hands of loving caregivers at AHH who would make sure that she received the care she needed. While Adaya may have started out as shy, her true personality quickly appeared. Read more.