Mateo is helping us to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month. In honor of this special time to honor and recognize those with Down Syndrome, we are pleased to announce that we are offering an Adoption Assistance Grant of $2,500 for any family working to bring Mateo home as their son! Read more.
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Over the last few days I have shared part of my experiences from Cambodia and some of the real challenges that impoverished children face in this region of the world. While some of the issues are similar to those we face in China (malnutrition, lack of medical care, “left behind” children fending for themselves), others are critical problems we haven’t faced before. I know most of us have read about the atrocities of child sex trafficking, but to hear the stories in person and to learn that many of the families I met have been impacted in some way was truly sobering.
In August, seven-month-old Andrew became a graduate. Not a graduate of a school, but a graduate of our Anhui Healing Home where he had been a resident for five months. Andrew was born with a cleft lip and palate and lived at our healing home while preparing for his surgery and for several months after his cleft repair. We are thankful that Andrew was able to go from the nannies’ care directly into the arms of a loving foster family in Fuyang! Read more.
What? It’s time to graduate already?
That’s right, Andrew! You and your buddies Walter and Henry from our healing homes program have grown and thrived and made us smile. As much as our healing home nannies and sponsors will miss you and your antics, we know that it’s time for you to graduate to the next chapter of your life: living with a foster family. Read more.
Every year in August, I think back to the day that I stood outside the Secretary of State’s office at the Oklahoma state capitol. In my hands were the application papers I had carefully filled out to register Love Without Boundaries as a formal charity. I remember feeling 1/3 parts nervous mixed with 2/3 parts excitement, and I prayed that we would be able to help as many children as possible find healing. Now, thirteen years later, I am still in awe of how it all unfolded, with people all over the world coming together to help orphaned and impoverished children in very real and impactful ways. Thanks to your support, babies and children have been helped both physically and emotionally through foster care, education, nutrition, and our life-saving healing program.
Thirteen years…changing thousands of lives. It never would have happened without you. Read more.
Whenever a child is well enough to leave our healing homes, we are sad to say goodbye but celebrate their “graduation.” Today we are happy to announce two graduations from our Heartbridge Healing Home and also introduce three new babies who arrived this summer!
First to graduate was little Violet. Read more.
LWB has been providing foster care to orphaned children in Changzhi, Shanxi since 2011.
Over the years we have celebrated the developmental progress the children have made when placed into home care, and we’d love to introduce you to some of the children currently being served in this program, thanks to your support. Read more.
Not even a week after she was born, we first met Chandler.
Chandler was born with complex heart disease. Shortly after her birth, she was taken to the Xiaoxian orphanage in northern Anhui province. LWB has a wonderful relationship with this orphanage, and the director called us right away to see if Chandler could be cared for in our Anhui Healing Home. When she arrived into our hands, she weighed just 3 kg. Read more.
This photo is the very first one taken of Little Joe.
Many of you might remember that Little Joe was born in late summer of 2014 with his intestines on the outside of his body — a rare condition called gastroschisis. Sadly, before he was found by the police, he was exposed to the elements, and part of his intestine dried out. Read more.