This week, we continue to highlight some of the exciting developments in our foster care program.
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This week as we look back on 2016, we want to concentrate on the success of our healing homes programs. The reality is that every baby who came through the doors of our homes could be featured, as each one was in need of specialized care due to their medical needs. It’s difficult to pick just a few to highlight, but today we want to tell you about a very special little girl named Val.
The first ten months of Val’s life were a true struggle. Read more.
Share the Love this holiday season! As 2016 comes to a close, we invite you to share a photo of your family with the hashtag #ShareTheLove.
Send it to us via a direct message on Facebook or Twitter, post to our Facebook wall, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add your family to our #ShareTheLove 2016 photo album on Facebook. Read more.
His orphanage called us for help because he weighed just 3.6 kgs, or 8 pounds, at twelve months of age. At the time we met him, he was a fragile, underweight boy who had been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This is Marcus now, after six months in our Heartbridge Healing Home. We think his happy smile and chubby cheeks say it all! Read more.
Little Erin is a beautiful ten-month-old girl with Down Syndrome who has been living at our Heartbridge Healing Home. In addition to being diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Erin also has a heart defect called ventricular septal defect, or VSD. Heart defects are actually a very common health issue for children born with Down Syndrome.
Recently, our nannies noticed that Erin’s lips and fingers were turning blue when she exerted herself and that she needed a break during feedings. Read more.
LWB’s Chief Administrative Executive Kelly Wolfe recently got to do something that many of us dream about: she visited Heartbridge Healing Home in person for a session of baby-cuddling!
Since most of us won’t get the opportunity to do the same, we thought we’d take all of you on a little tour of Heartbridge and catch up with some of the darling children there. Read more.
In August, seven-month-old Andrew became a graduate. Not a graduate of a school, but a graduate of our Anhui Healing Home where he had been a resident for five months. Andrew was born with a cleft lip and palate and lived at our healing home while preparing for his surgery and for several months after his cleft repair. We are thankful that Andrew was able to go from the nannies’ care directly into the arms of a loving foster family in Fuyang! Read more.
On August 26 and 27, I had the pleasure of accompanying my mother to Littleton, Colorado to run the second annual “Bekah’s Watermelon Run.” This run is in memory of a little girl named Bekah who had once lived at LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home, which is how my mother knew her (she volunteers as coordinator for the home). Read more.
What? It’s time to graduate already?
That’s right, Andrew! You and your buddies Walter and Henry from our healing homes program have grown and thrived and made us smile. As much as our healing home nannies and sponsors will miss you and your antics, we know that it’s time for you to graduate to the next chapter of your life: living with a foster family. Read more.