March 21 is World Down Syndrome day, a day set aside to recognize and raise awareness for individuals with Down Syndrome. Over the years we have seen the number of children with Down Syndrome in our foster care program grow, and we are thrilled that they get to grow up as a beloved part of their local communities. Many of the children we featured as waiting for adoption last year are still waiting in 2017, so we want to take a moment today to once again highlight these incredible kids. Read more
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This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to give back to a little girl whose parents who have devoted their lives to caring for orphaned children in China.
Shayla’s parents both worked tirelessly for the House of Love, an incredible residential care facility on the grounds of the Guilin orphanage in Guangxi.
A field trip is always a memorable experience in the life of a child! At the end of 2016, some of the children from our Believe In Me orphanage school in Huainan went on a fun field trip with their teachers to the big city of Hefei.
The children were taken to a special ‘career center’ where they learned about a wide range of professions such as policeman, fireman, nurse, model, dairy farmer, and chocolate maker. Read more.
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, 11 years old (Dingyuan foster care) — $10,000 Older Child Grant from Reece’s Rainbow grant available
A new baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. ~Eda J. Leshan
I remembered this quote last Friday, when my newest grandson was born into the world. Baby Eldridge is doing well now, after a few days in the NICU under the bilirubin lights for severe jaundice. He should be discharged later today to go home with his very proud parents. Just a day or so after his birth, a tiny baby girl came into the world as well, this time in China, and her beginning was certainly different than my grandson’s.
An orphanage in Anhui called us last weekend about a newborn they had just received who was in trouble. Read more.
I have to admit that when the Love Without Boundaries’ Board of Directors first decided to expand our work outside the borders of China, another location in Asia seemed like a natural progression. Same continent, right? (Despite every country being completely unique, of course.) But exactly where in Asia was the biggest question we faced, which I spent months carefully researching. Last week I found myself walking barefoot down a muddy road to one of several rural villages in Cambodia, where the hundreds of children I met there completely stole my heart.
The teens at our Life Skills Camp have had a whirlwind of a week so far! They’ve taken field trips to some of China’s most iconic sights, worked on team building, practiced voicing their opinions, and been presented with honest talk about money management, sex education, and internet safety. Here are a few highlights from the first half of camp. Read more.
Life Skills Camp has begun! All this week, orphaned teens from around China are gathering in Beijing to attend camp centered around the theme, “The World Is Better With Me In It.” Field trips, friendships, and lessons on a variety of topics related to becoming an independent and responsible adult are all part of this busy week.
Imagine growing up your entire life without having parents to fall back on for advice and support. For thousands of orphaned teens in China, this is their reality. These young adults will usually end up on their own sometime between the ages of 18 and 24, and we want to do whatever we can to help them prepare for that day. This coming week – from August 7 to 12th – our second Life Skills Camp will take place. Teens from across China will come together for a week of fun and learning in Beijing and Beidaihe.