Tag Archives: Fuyang

Special Formula: Not Just for Babies

When we think of formula, babies typically come to mind. And it’s true that our Special Formula Fund is most often used to provide formula for fragile babies in our Medical and Healing Homes programs. However, did you know that we have a number of toddlers and older children in our foster care programs who benefit greatly from a special formula called Nutren?

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Everything Education

With August drawing to a close, it seems like a great time to reflect on what’s happened this summer. Our Education program has been particularly active the last few months!

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From creating new classrooms for orphaned children with special needs children to Life Skills Camp for older teens and young adults, our team has been extremely busy. Read more.

Matteo: An Adoption Story

We adopted our son Matteo from Fuyang in February 2015 when he was 28 months old.

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My husband and I initially couldn’t agree on a name, but when we learned his Love Without Boundaries advocacy name was “Matt,” we found our inspiration. Since there are already two Matthews in the family, we chose Matteo and planned to call him Matt for short. However, the only nicknames that have stuck have been “Teo” and his Chinese nickname, Tao Tao.  And that’s how our Chinese-born son adopted by Polish-American and German-American parents got an Italian name. Read more.

Introducing the 2015 Teacher Training Teams

Every two years, and sometimes more often thanks to generous donors who believe in the power of education, LWB sends a training team to China. This teacher training team collaborates with teachers in our Believe in Me (BIM) Schools about how to better meet the needs of students with a variety of abilities and challenges. It’s an incredible time of working together on behalf of students.

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Instead of meeting at a central location as in years past, this year the workshop trainers from the USA will split into three groups. Read more.

Cohen, Our Laughing Buddha

It’s hard to believe that the chubby-cheeked, healthy looking little boy that entered Fuyang foster care program just two weeks ago is the same wee baby that came into our care less than a year ago fighting for his life.

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Born prematurely, Cohen had the odds stacked against him in every way.
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Gabrielle, Santa’s Elf

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Gabrielle, a beautiful girl who was born with one arm shorter than the other, joined our foster care program in the summer of last year. Initially her foster mother said she was timid and rather clingy, and she used to cry a lot. Over time, Gabrielle learned to trust her foster family more and became more independent. She soon built a strong bond with her foster sister. Read more.

October Visit to The Healing Homes and Foster Care

October was a very special time for our Healing program, as a group of LWB volunteers made its way to China. We all agree that it was a wonderful and extremely productive trip, and we hope you will enjoy reading all about it.

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First things first:  nothing was going to happen until we snuggled some babies, so we headed to Heartbridge on the morning of October 25th. Read more.

Tristan, Now Forever At Home!

Tristan, from LWB Education Program‘s Fuyang Tuition Assistance Program, is an active, kind, boy who speaks beautifully and enjoys football. He loves playing games with his teachers and friends at school.

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Joseph

At the age of four, Joseph entered our Fuyang foster care program in Anhui in 2007.  Over the past six years, it has been our bittersweet privilege to watch Joseph grow up — bittersweet because we would like nothing more than for him to find a forever family of his own.  His amazingly sweet and happy demeanor and contagious smile make it a pleasure to be in his company.

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Dolores, Darling of Fuyang

New to LWB Community is Dolores, one of the darlings of our Fuyang foster care program!

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Two-year-old Dolores has been in LWB foster care since 2012. She has had surgery to repair a cleft lip but will need future surgery for a cleft palate.  In addition, Dolores has some developmental delays and digit deformities.
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