Tag Archives: Down Syndrome

Waiting Child Spotlight: Children With Down Syndrome

March 21st (3/21) was chosen as the day for World Down Syndrome Day to symbolize the third copy of chromosome 21 in Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down Syndrome. Today is extra special because it marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day! In honor of this special anniversary we wanted to share some of the children who are or have been in LWB programs who truly rock their extra chromosome. All of these children are waiting to be chosen for adoption.

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Alan, Thriving in Foster Care

Five year old Alan is a busy and active little boy with Down Syndrome who has been thriving in our Shantou foster care program this year. Alan has such a sweet and happy spirit!

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His favorite thing to do is to listen to music and dance. Alan is also quite the entertainer. Read more.

Luke

It’s that time of year when many of us receive holiday cards and newsletters from friends talking about their children’s activities and accomplishments of the past year. Since Luke is still waiting for his forever family, we thought we’d take this opportunity to brag about him and everything he has been up to this fall!

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Luke is seven years old and is in “senior kindergarten” this year, which he really enjoys. Read more.

The Girls Who Wait

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Currently, 75% of the children waiting to be adopted from China are boys, a fact which surprises many people just learning about orphaned children in China. However, today we want to showcase our waiting girls, ranging in age from 12 to 8 years of age.  Please take a look at these beautiful faces and click on the link to read more about them! Read more.

Ellie: An Adoption Story

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It has been a little over a year since Ellie has come home to our family. She is so beautiful and has quite a funny, adorable, kind, personality. Above all, Ellie has such a love for life! Read more.

Celebrating Children With Down Syndrome: We’re Waiting For Families!

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and so we can’t miss this opportunity to sing the praises of our wonderful children with Down Syndrome who wait for adoption!  Our hope for each and every one is a permanent, loving family who will celebrate them for who they are and the wonderful joy they can bring to life. Read more.

A New Foster Care Program in Yichun

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LWB is pleased to announce the opening of our newest foster care program this month in Yichun, Jiangxi! Read more.

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.

Welcome Back, Alan!

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Here he comes again!  Previously, Alan had lived with a family in our Shantou foster care program but due to unforeseen circumstances, he had to return to the orphanage for some time.  Now sweet Alan is back in foster care, and we couldn’t be happier! Alan was featured in our LWB blog last winter (“Happy and Handsome Alan“) and since then, he has truly blossomed. Just imagine what he could do in a forever family — something for which four-year-old Alan has been waiting for several years. Read more.

Luke: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Eight-month-old Luke, who has Down Syndrome, entered LWB’s Loudi Foster Care program in Hunan province at the beginning of this month.

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Although he had a full head of hair, Luke recently had to get a hair cut in anticipation of the hot summer ahead. Read more.

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