Tag Archives: Kaifeng

Easter Baby Hunt

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This weekend, many children will enjoy Easter egg hunts and will shout with glee when they find another prize. Our cleft team had their own special hunt today, but their “eggs” were a tiny bit bigger than usual. Read more.

Cleft Exchange 2014: Getting Ready

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This week, all of the team members for LWB’s next international cleft surgery exchange are leaving for China. The babies and older children will start their journeys to Kaifeng this Friday as well, most arriving by train but a few coming by plane since they are from provinces far away from Henan. For a lot of them, it will be the first time they have left their orphanage, and our team will be waiting to give them the warmest welcome possible. Read more.

Luke and David: Brand New Adoption Grant Recipients!

The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love. ~Stephen Kendrick

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At Love Without Boundaries, we wish for every child to have the unconditional love that they deserve. To make this wish a reality, we offer adoption assistance grants when possible.  Adoption carries a large price tag, and we know that every little bit can help a family’s dreams of adopting a reality. Read more.

PT Exchange: Building Skills, Confidence, and Independence

Lives were changed forever during our 2010 Physical Therapy Exchange.  Just look at this boy’s excitement as he receives a walker of his very own, allowing him to walk independently for the first time ever!

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In less than two weeks, Love Without Boundaries’ 2014 Physical Therapy exchange will commence, and we hope to experience once again the joy that is written all over this boy’s face. Read more.

What in the World is a Cleft Exchange?

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You may have heard the buzz about the 2014 Cleft Exchange, which will take place April 21-25, 2014 in Kaifeng, Henan.  If you are new LWB supporter, you may wonder what the excitement is all about.  And we are more than happy to share so you, too, can join in the excitement! Read more.

Our Volunteers’ Visit to Kaifeng

Beautiful Kaifeng was the next stop on our volunteers’ journey. Known as one of the Seven Ancient Capitals of China, it is a lovely city to visit in Henan province. Our volunteers Arlene, Sidney, and Barbara had a full day visiting the Kaifeng orphanage, seven children in foster care, the Starbridge Healing Home, and then dining at a typical Hot pot restaurant.

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After a four hour drive from Sanmenxia, we arrived in Kaifeng. Bright and early the next morning we started out by visiting the recently renovated Kaifeng orphanage. Our first stop was the pink toddler room where we were greeted by many adorable faces. Read more.

Tim’s Dream, Becoming a Reality

When LWB volunteers first met Tim back in 2006, he was just 14 years old. He and his sister lived at the Kaifeng Social Welfare Institute, and we all realized very quickly what an intelligent person he was, with a very kind heart.

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As our involvement with this orphanage grew, Tim learned about Dr. Ness, the wonderful plastic surgeon who has gone on so many LWB cleft medical trips. A few years ago, he told us that Dr. Ness was his hero. Read more.

Introducing Starbridge Healing Home

Back in late January we shared the sad news that our Henan Healing Home was asked to close, following an unrelated fire at the house of a Chinese woman who had been fostering orphaned children. As you might know many other charities were also impacted by the fire, as officials worked to decide who exactly was allowed to care for orphaned children. At the time we of course were devastated, as we had the most incredible team of dedicated nannies in place to care for extremely fragile babies. We were told to be patient as new policies were put into place.

Today we are so excited to announce that LWB has been approved to open a new healing center, Starbridge Healing Home, in Henan Province, in full cooperation with the government. Read more.

Jaylinn and Her Fan Club

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Jaylinn is one of 49 children whose life was changed by LWB’s Cleft Exchange trip held in Kaifeng last year. This beautiful young girl is one of those babies who drew the medical staff and volunteers to her with her social and interactive personality. The volunteers would rush to her bed each morning upon arrival at the hospital, hoping to get to take care of her that day. Read more.

Celebrating 2012

While we wish we could post the photo of every child we helped in 2012, we hope you will enjoy this much shorter snapshot of some of the joys of this last year!

In January, we celebrated our Unity Fund, which works to heal poor, rural children so that families can stay together.  HeQing’s father had no financial means to heal his precious daughter’s heart, and we are so grateful to our donors who gave her this second chance at a healthy life.  As you can see, her smile absolutely lit up the hospital ward! Read more.

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