Tag Archives: Guizhou

Nurturing Mind, Body, and Soul of the “Left Behind” Children

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb

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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.

Robin

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!

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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.

Lovely Lora

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.

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And style she has! Recent photos show she knows how to rock a pair of sunglasses and pigtails too. Read more.

Megan

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!

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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.

An Adoption Assistance Grant for Pearl

We are truly thrilled and honored to be announcing LWB’s newest adoption assistance grant recipient:  Precious Pearl from Guizhou.

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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.

Tender-Hearted Timothy

It’s not our disabilities, it’s our abilities that count. ~Chris Burke

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Timothy is a four and a half year old boy in our foster care program in Guizhou province who needs a forever family to love him. Read more.

Backpacks for Huishui

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Thanks to many incredible LWB supporters, our “Backpacks for Guizhou” project was a smashing success! With your help, we were able to provide 200 backpacks to needy children from three different schools in rural Guizhou in honor of International Children’s Day. Read more.

Brody, Thriving in Foster Care

“Everyone likes sweet Brody!”

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What a wonderful thing to read about a child in a foster care report.  This beautiful boy has been part of our foster care program in Guizhou for one year now and has fit right in with his foster family that includes two adoring older sisters and a baby foster brother. Read more.

A Backpack of One’s Own

This adorable little girl is wearing her favorite thing in the whole world: her backpack.  She loves her backpack because it means that she is going to school to learn and grow and feel special.

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Backpacks are an important part of everyday life for most schoolchildren. Backpacks carry books, shoes and lunches.  But they also carry hope for a brighter future only possible through education. Read more.

Terrific Tara!

In early 2012 LWB began a foster care program in Kaili, Guizhou Province. One of the first children we took into our program was a baby girl born with dwarfism, whom we named Tara.

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Tara had the most devoted foster mom, who wore her in a traditional Guizhou baby carrier for much of the day. Our local manager always enjoyed visiting her home each month, as she was such a good-natured baby who quickly grew into a very determined toddler. She loved visiting the market with her foster mom, and no matter what the temperature her favorite thing in the world was to be outside. Read more.

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