Tag Archives: Guizhou

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.

2014 LWB Cleft Exchange – Friday

Alana 4-25-14Our team’s last operating day was a very good one.   Baby Alana was the first patient for Dr. Ness, and she came through surgery beautifully.   Her repair looks fantastic, and we are so happy she was able to have surgery despite her tiny size.  Alana is from a very rural orphanage in southwest Guizhou.  We hope that by having this surgery done, she will now be able to feed better and gain much needed weight. Read more.

Following the Red Thread to Qianxi, Guizhou

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We love how our supporters’ red threads sometimes weave their ways into our work, often helping many more children in the process.  Last year we were contacted by a family who was adopting a child from an orphanage in Qianxi, Guizhou.  In one of the photos they were given, they saw an older girl with an unrepaired cleft lip, and they wondered if LWB could possibly help.  Read more.

Precious Pearl

Pearl is, like her namesake, beautiful, rare, and precious.

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And very much like a pearl, she is a hidden treasure of the Waiting Children Program. Six years old, Pearl is living with a loving foster care family in Guizhou, but she is still waiting patiently for a family to call her own. Read more.

Friday Fun: A Little Trip Trivia

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This week, three LWB team members from the U.S. are leaving for China to visit existing programs and to hopefully set up some new programs as well. They have a very busy itinerary which includes several different Chinese provinces. As you read about their trip, we thought it would be fun to challenge you with some trivia questions about these areas. Read more.

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