Yesterday I wrote about my visit to rural Guizhou this past summer. The final day of our time there happened to coincide with the annual Miao dragon boat races, one of the largest Miao festivals held each year. Over twenty different villages come together for this special day, each arriving in their own unique traditional dress, so of course we wanted to go. Read more.
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This summer I spent most of July visiting our programs in China, and I spent one week of it in the southwestern province of Guizhou. This province is still one of China’s poorest economically, but I feel one of the richest when it comes to natural beauty and diversity of culture. Read more.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. ~Aristotle
What an incredible experience our Mind, Body, and Soul campaign has been! It all began with someone asking to help a small, remote school, in the village of Yashui in Guizhou province. This one inspired idea turned into a huge campaign that went beyond everyone’s wildest dreams. Read more.
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb
In China, there are over 60 million children whose parents have left their rural villages to search for work in the cities. These “left behind” children stay with aging grandparents or with family friends, although it is estimated that 2 million of them are left completely on their own to fend for themselves. Many of these children haven’t seen their parents in years. Read more.
Sweet, quiet, and lovely. These words are often used to describe five-year-old Robin from our foster care program in Guizhou. Each month, we enjoy seeing the happiness that exudes from her face in photos!
Robin spends much of her time with her two-year-old foster brother, Clyde. Though Robin and Clyde are not biologically related, they both have been diagnosed with Apert Syndrome, a genetic disorder which causes premature fusing of the skull bones and fusing of the fingers and toes. Read more.
Lora is an outgoing, fun-loving toddler who joined LWB’s Qiandongnan Foster Care Program in Guizhou province early this year. Just six months later, Lora decided that cruising the furniture is not enough for her; stepping out and walking where she wants is more her style.
And style she has! Recent photos show she knows how to rock a pair of sunglasses and pigtails too. Read more.
Since 2005 when she was just a baby, Megan has been a resident of our foster care program. Like any child in our programs, we had dreams for Megan that included seeing her in the arms of her forever family. However, we did not know that her adoption file was available until this past week. We’re so excited that Megan too will have her chance to have a family of her own!
When she was still an infant, Megan was matched with a family. However, that potential placement was disrupted prior to finalization when clear signs of cerebral palsy were discovered. Now nine years old, we have watched her grow up from her baby days to the beautiful girl that she is now. Read more.
We are truly thrilled and honored to be announcing LWB’s newest adoption assistance grant recipient: Precious Pearl from Guizhou.
Six year old Pearl is currently living with a loving foster care family. She has lower limb paralysis, a result of post-operative surgery and spina bifida. However, she has determination and spirit in spades! Read more.