Tag Archives: Down Syndrome

The Joy of Mateo

Handsome and happy Mateo is a four-year-old boy who currently lives in our Tongren foster care program while he waits to be chosen for adoption. Mateo exudes joy!

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During the week, Mateo is able to attend school thanks to supporters of our education program. Read more.

One Last Post for Luke

For the past five years, we have had the joy and privilege of watching Luke in our Kaifeng foster care program grow up. Sadly, our time with Luke will come to an end this summer as Luke is the only child remaining in our Kaifeng foster care program who has yet to be adopted. At the end of his school year, Luke will return to the Social Welfare Institute where he will attend a new school while he waits to be chosen for adoption.

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Over the years, we have blogged and featured Luke many times over the years hoping a family would see Luke as their child and wish to make him part of their family. Read more.

Piper: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

In April, we welcomed four-year-old Piper to our foster care program in Sanmenxia, Henan. After spending her first four years of life in an orphanage, we were so pleased to see that Piper quickly attached to her foster mother.

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Piper has Down Syndrome and was able to receive physical therapy in the orphanage. Now in a family environment, Piper has the full attention of her foster mother who spends lots of time with her and is paying close attention to her development. In just a short time in foster care, Piper has already learned to walk a bit more steadily and is willing to try to speak more! Read more.

Alan, Ready for His Forever Family

Darling Alan from our Shantou foster care program is looking for his forever family! Could he be yours?

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Alan is an energetic and fun-loving five-year-old boy with Down Syndrome. Described by his foster parents as being “lovely and mischievous,” Alan enjoys kicking a ball outside in the grass with his foster father, riding a toy car around and playing with a very large stuffed dog. Read more.

Luke’s Wish

Eight-year-old Luke in our Kaifeng foster care program has been singing and dancing his way into our hearts since we first met him as a tiny baby in need of heart surgery.We have been advocating for this little guy to be adopted for so long and have many blogs about him. We hold onto our wish for Luke that he will make his way into the hearts of a forever family soon!

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To help make this dream a reality for a family wishing to pursue Luke’s adoption, LWB has increased Luke’s Adoption Assistance Grant to $4,000. Read more.

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.

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