Tag Archives: Down Syndrome

Joseph: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Joseph is a lovable, friendly, and helpful boy at LWB’s Believe in Me Jinjiang School and has Down Syndrome. This 10-year-old boy always has a smile for his teachers and classmates, which brightens up everyone’s day!

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Joseph loves school and is always quick to join in. Read more.

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

Today, we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. In the past few years, we have cheered as we have seen China submit adoption paperwork for more and more children with Down Syndrome.  These precious children now have the chance to live life as part of a loving family…a family who will help them to realize their true potential and love them for the wonderful people they are.

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On this day of celebration and awareness, we are featuring some of the gorgeous waiting children in LWB programs who just so happen to have that extra special chromosome: Martin, Alan, Joseph, Niamh, and Luke! Read more.

Luke and David: Brand New Adoption Grant Recipients!

The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love. ~Stephen Kendrick

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At Love Without Boundaries, we wish for every child to have the unconditional love that they deserve. To make this wish a reality, we offer adoption assistance grants when possible.  Adoption carries a large price tag, and we know that every little bit can help a family’s dreams of adopting a reality. Read more.

Welcoming New Students to Jinjiang Believe in Me

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The Jinjiang Believe in Me (BIM) School is something special.  Children with special needs who are unable to attend a regular public school participate in meaningful educational activities that allow children to grow both cognitively and emotionally. Jinjiang BIM teachers receive specialized training to help their students reach their full potential. Read more.

Niamh, Grandpa’s Girl

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When we pulled up to visit Niamh and her foster sister several weeks ago, we were greeted on the street by Niamh and her beloved foster grandpa. In October, Niamh, who has Down Syndrome, turned eight years old.  She wasn’t walking until very recently, and she was so proud to take her grandpa’s hand and march us down the block to her home! Read more.

Meet Miss Meghan

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, LWB is posting a series of blogs about adopting a child with this special need.  

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“Aren’t you terrified your child will have Down syndrome?” Those were the first words my friend asked me when I told her my husband and I were expecting our first child. I was slightly taken aback; the possibility hadn’t really struck me – and if it had, well, Down syndrome seemed like such an easy disability to face.
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Crazy About Abby and Her Extra Chromosome!

On December 17, 2010 my husband Matt and I decided to take that first big step towards adoption. We had been talking and praying about it since August of 2004. Due to the increasingly long wait for a healthy baby from China, we opted to go the “special needs” route. We thought we would look for a toddler girl with a cleft lip/palate. What we found and fell in love with was a 12-year-old girl (Ashlyn) with a repaired cleft lip and palate who was close to aging out and never having the chance to be a part of a forever family.

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Six months prior to traveling to China to adopt Ashlyn, I was on an advocacy site called “Reece’s Rainbow” browsing the adorable faces of orphans with Down Syndrome. Read more.

Living Life to the Fullest with Isaac

I chose to adopt my handsome boy and his extra chromosome because of his ‘imperfection’ — not in spite of it.   
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My sweet boy Isaac is amazing in a thousand incredible ways. Every day I am in awe of the miracle of his little life–that he lives and breathes and is thriving despite what his genetics had predestined for him. His evening dance-offs in the mirror are proof that he’s got this “living-life-to-the-fullest” thing wrapped around his little finger. Read more.

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Throughout this month, LWB Community will be be featuring several families who have adopted children with Down Syndrome.

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Today, however, we want to show off some of the beautiful children with Down Syndrome in LWB’s Foster Care Program who are thriving in a family setting. Read more.

Julian’s Grant is Growing and Growing!

Two weeks ago, we couldn’t wait to share the news we had just learned that Julian was the recipient of a substantial adoption grant from another organization who calls him Jimmy. In the last few days, we discovered that his grant has grown even larger. Now, the lucky family who chooses to adopt Julian could be the recipient of an adoption grant of over $7,500!

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You can read more about Julian in our latest blog about him, “Big News for Julian“. Julian lives with a foster family in Hunan and enjoys spending time with an older neighbor who is wheelchair-bound. Read more

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