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Domestic Adoptions in 2017

At LWB, it’s a real celebration each time we hear that one of the orphaned children in our China programs has found a  forever home. Ten years ago, almost every child in LWB care would have had their files prepared for international adoption. Today, when we learn a child has been chosen, our first question now is “Domestic or International?” 

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Fourteen Children With Down Syndrome: Waiting For Adoption

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness and celebrate the children in our programs. Over the past few years, we have seen more and more children with Down Syndrome become eligible for adoption. One of Love Without Boundaries’ core beliefs is that EVERY child deserves a family. With that in mind, we present fourteen beautiful children who are waiting for permanent families of their own.

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Preemie Olive

In July, our Heartbridge Healing Home welcomed a tiny preemie weighing just four pounds. Her name was Olive. Olive was so tiny and weak that she could barely suck on her bottle. Thankfully, the Heartbridge nannies have lots of experience with premature babies. In just one month, she was quickly downing entire bottles right to the last drop!

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Bekah’s Watermelon Run

Preparations are underway for one of our favorite events of the year, coming up at the end of September: Bekah’s Watermelon Run! As a baby, Bekah was cared for at our Heartbridge Healing Home. We all rejoiced when she was adopted, and then grieved with her family when she suddenly passed away months after coming home. Bekah’s big sister Lindsay (seen here in the middle) had an idea for honoring her little sister: a race to raise money for “other little Bekahs”

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Brent, Preparing for Surgery

Brent is coming up on his very first birthday! Now that he is almost one year old, doctors feel it is time for him to have corrective surgery.

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Happy Volunteer Week 2017!

Did you know that April 24-28th this year is National Volunteer Week? Today I want to give an enormous shout-out to all the AMAZING volunteers who are the heart and soul of LWB’s work with children. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t give thanks for getting to work alongside them to impact the lives of vulnerable children around the world.

If you take nothing else away from this blog, just know that the LWB volunteers are truly extraordinary people, giving their time in a thousand different ways to make sure as many kids as possible get the help they deserve. Read more

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A Year With Val

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.

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Grateful For Our Healing Homes Village

This was Marcus at one year old.

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.

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Erin: Preparing for Heart Surgery

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.

2016-06-14 Erin

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.

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Baby Cuddling at Heartbridge

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.

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