Tag Archives: Foster Care

Catey: Look At Her Now!

In August 2014, a baby girl was born in Anhui province with a cleft lip and palate and an umbilical hernia. We named her Catey and welcomed her to our Anhui Healing Home.

When she was four months old, Catey had surgery to repair her cleft lip. Soon after, she graduated to our Huainan foster care program. With her palate still open, Catey struggled to feed well, and she wasn’t gaining the weight we were hoping for. Read more

Meet Carlos

About one week after being born with cleft lip and palate, baby Carlos entered our Healing Homes program weighing a whopping 5.5 lbs.

After six weeks of loving care, he had a double chin! Read more

Happy Volunteer Week 2017!

Did you know that April 24-28th this year is National Volunteer Week? Today I want to give an enormous shout-out to all the AMAZING volunteers who are the heart and soul of LWB’s work with children. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t give thanks for getting to work alongside them to impact the lives of vulnerable children around the world.

If you take nothing else away from this blog, just know that the LWB volunteers are truly extraordinary people, giving their time in a thousand different ways to make sure as many kids as possible get the help they deserve. Read more

Safe Haven Foster Care in Cambodia

LWB has provided family care to thousands of orphaned children since we first launched our foster care program in China over a decade ago. When we decided to begin working with orphaned and vulnerable children in Cambodia, we knew that foster care would once again be an essential part of our work. What we didn’t know at the time was that we would be called upon to help some of the most vulnerable children in that country:  those who had been victims of child trafficking and severe abuse.

As this week’s blog series by LWB Board member Bob Spires explained, Cambodia remains a prime source country for the trafficking of children. Many are taken across the border and live through things no child should ever experience. Read more

Today Is World Down Syndrome Day

March 21 is World Down Syndrome day, a day set aside to recognize and raise awareness for individuals with Down Syndrome. Over the years we have seen the number of children with Down Syndrome in our foster care program grow, and we are thrilled that they get to grow up as a beloved part of their local communities. Many of the children we featured as waiting for adoption last year are still waiting in 2017, so we want to take a moment today to once again highlight these incredible kids. Read more

International Day Of Happiness

March 20 is not only the first day of spring, but it’s the International Day of Happiness!  With not one but two things to celebrate, we thought we’d share some things that bring us happiness:

Happiness is…hot lunches and full tummies!

Our Nutrition programs in Cambodia and Uganda ensure that children in our Education programs receive a hot, nutritious lunch each day. Read more.

A Girl of Many Names

Do you know that LWB’s website has a wonderful feature called TeamLWB where you can create your own fundraiser for any LWB project or program about which you are particularly passionate? Today we want to introduce you to one of the inspiring people who is using this easy-to-use campaign platform to raise funds for orphaned children to be placed in loving foster homes.

I am a girl of many names, and each one of my names is a different part of me. My name is Jade Shelby Elizabeth Chan Tikvah Leah Tze Sum Shi Yu Han Gurman. Read more.

Rays of Hope for Orion

Sometimes, it takes a little sister to bring out your silly side. Four-year-old Orion has experienced some trauma in his past and is new to our foster care program. He seems to be naturally quiet and reserved, but on a recent visit our Cambodia director recently found a way to coax the smiles out of Orion — thanks to his new foster sister Ivy!


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A Birthday Party for Sampson

Sampson, the darling little boy who came to live with a foster family in Cambodia several months ago, has been breaking hearts left and right this week with his mischievous, lovable grin!

Last week, Sampson celebrated his birthday surrounded by his foster family, friends, and our foster care manager. Read more.

The Story of Lovely Linda

Let us tell you a story about a little girl named Linda. In Spanish, “Linda” means pretty — and we think this Linda is that, and more!


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