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A Visit to Qiandongnan Foster Care

‘Pack light’. As I ascended the steep steps in my heeled boots to our first foster family home in Qiandongnan, I was beginning to regret my footwear decision. The concrete steps were of uneven height, and no sooner did we get to the top of one flight then there was a corner and another flight of similar steps ascending ever upwards. It was with a sigh of relief that we walked along the front of a small apartment building and I was told that this was where the two families fostering Lewis, Chandler, Hanna and Clyde lived — in fact, all on the same floor. Knowing that we were almost there, the last flights of internal stairs in the building were a breeze. I just wanted to meet the children.

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A Visit to Xinzhou Foster Care

As my flight from Australia descended into Beijing, I looked through my notes that I had written about the more than 50 children I was intending to visit over the next eight days. I wondered if I was being a little overly ambitious: five cities in four provinces. The schedule that Cindy, our foster care director, had put together was a tight one, and I hoped for good weather. Much of the time would be spent traveling from one city to another, but once there, nearly all our time would be spent visiting the foster families and children in our programs: Xinzhou, Loudi, Tongren, Qiandongnan, and Lanzhou. It was with excitement and optimism that I stepped off my flight, negotiated Beijing International airport and eventually laid my head on a pillow

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Fifteen Domestic Adoptions from Foster Care

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Over the last year, fifteen children from our foster care program in China were adopted domestically and will grow up surrounded by families in the country of their birth. Domestic adoption continues to rise in China, and we are thrilled that more and more families are open to adopting children who had been born with medical needs. Read more.

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Looking Back On The Year In Foster Care: 2016

Foster care allows children who are alone in the world to be alone no more. Instead, they have the opportunity to receive — and give — love within the secure environment of a family.

We’re celebrating foster care this week by highlighting some of our favorite moments from foster care in 2016. Please join us for some special memories from the end of the year! Read more.

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The Year in Foster Care: 2016

As we prepare to ring in the Year of Rooster and farewell the Year of the Monkey, we continue to reflect upon 2016.

This week we feature the children in our foster care programs. Read more.

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More Favorite Moments From Our Education Program in 2016

Join us as we share more of our favorite moments from our Education programs in 2016!

Gansu province is known for being quite windy in the spring time. Well the students at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Lanzhou were quite happy with this wind as it meant they had the chance to get outside to fly some kites. Read more.

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#ShareTheLove Photo Album

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 [email protected], and we’ll add your family to our #ShareTheLove 2016 photo album on Facebook. Read more.

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Bundled Up for Winter in Gansu

Brrrrr! Chinese winters can be bitterly cold, especially in the northern province of Gansu. Last month, our foster care manager delivered new winter coats and hats to children in our foster care program in Lanzhou, and big sister Lilah convinced her little friend Maiana to bundle up. Read more.

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Waiting Girls of 2016

Both November and National Adoption Month are now over and the crazy month of December has arrived. But the end of 2016 makes us even more determined to feature some beautiful waiting girls in our programs in the hope that their forever families see their photos and fall head over heels in love!

niamh-9-16Niamh, 11 years old (Dingyuan foster care) — $10,000 Older Child Grant from Reece’s Rainbow grant available

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Caleb: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

The cuteness is almost too much to stand.

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Little Caleb from our foster care program in Lanzhou has the sweetest, most winsome smile! Caleb was born prematurely and is quite small for a three-year-old. Read more.

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