Each year with the help of our supporters, Love Without Boundaries chooses ten of our favorite images to celebrate our work with children in China.
Tag Archives: Huainan
As a foster care coordinator and someone who has adopted a child who was fostered, I often field questions from parents about how best to prepare themselves for adopting a child who was in foster care.
Even the most prepared parents can find themselves caught off guard by their children’s behavior. Read more.
When John David entered our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan at age two, he had to learn how to play. Being visually impaired, he was naturally cautious in school as he was surrounded by new sounds, toys, and textures. But there was one class that really touched John David and helped him to grow stronger: music appreciation.
As he heard the music, John David became very excited and wiggled his entire body, strengthening his arms and legs and other muscles. In fact, it helped him learn to crawl — his first step towards becoming more independent! Read more.
With August drawing to a close, it seems like a great time to reflect on what’s happened this summer. Our Education program has been particularly active the last few months!
From creating new classrooms for orphaned children with special needs children to Life Skills Camp for older teens and young adults, our team has been extremely busy. Read more.
When a child enters our foster care program, we are concerned with all aspects of their development including how they are growing. Foster care managers visit the children in our programs once a month, and we can closely track their development. Last spring, our foster care managers and coordinators noticed that Catey and Ander, who had already had cleft repair surgery, still weren’t gaining weight, and so they contacted our Nutrition program for help.
Sometimes children continue to have difficulty feeding even after surgery. When this happens, we turn to special formula to make every drop count. Read more.
At age 13, Rebecca was already a beautiful young lady when we opened our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan in the fall of 2007. At that time, Rebecca had recovered from heart surgery and was attending public school. She received tutoring services through LWB, which meant that she returned to the orphanage mid-day for lunch, and the teachers helped her then as well as in the evenings and on Saturdays. Even though she attended a public school, Rebecca joined the Believe in Me students on field trips and loved each one! Read more.
As I general rule of thumb, I try to stay away from describing children with words that only point out their physical attractiveness. I just want to find something deeper in them and for them to read about themselves in the future, and for them to see something more than a cute face. But when I saw this photo of Aaron – all I could think was how darn handsome and ADORABLE he is! Doesn’t this four-year-old face just melt your heart?! I know I cannot be the only one.
Teacher training teams A and B have arrived at their first locations! LWB’s three teacher training teams collaborate with teachers in our Believe in Me (BIM) Schools about how to better meet the needs of students with a variety of abilities and challenges. Yesterday, Team B visited the Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi. The fun has begun!