Tag Archives: Sanmenxia

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day With Us!

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Like Gerri, we are excited to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day today!  March 21, or 3-21, has been designated as a day to bring awareness to the wonderful children around the world who live each day with a third copy of chromosome 21 in Trisomy-21, the most common form of Down Syndrome. Read more.

Bike Rally!

During February, we have celebrated children in our foster care program and shared how foster care is about family. This month, the children in our Sanmenxia foster care program in Henan got to experience a very special first with their foster families.

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It all started with a mention from our foster care manager that the older boys were longingly watching children in their neighborhood ride bicycles. Oh, how they hoped to someday have a bike of their own! Read more.

Jimmy: A Portrait of Determination and Courage

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Despite his age, thirteen-year-old Jimmy is one of the newer members of our foster care program in Sanmenxia. Five months ago, Jimmy left the only home he knew, his orphanage, to live with a foster family so that he could attend public school for the first time. Read more.

Three Cheers for Gerri!

Hip hip hooray! We are overjoyed to welcome little Miss Gerri to her new foster care family in Sanmenxia.

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Gerri is two years old and has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Although she is still a bit wobbly, she can walk and get from place to place. She has been putting a lot of effort into mastering walking! Read more.

Celebrating Foster Care

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During the month of September, LWB celebrates Foster Care!

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Piper — Personality Plus!

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Four-year-old Piper from our Sanmenxia foster care program has grown by leaps and bounds in the past four months that she has been with her foster family. Piper lives with her foster parents and younger foster brother Quentin, whom she absolutely adores. Read more.

Bobby’s New Do

Bobby from our Sanmenxia foster care program is cute as can be. Recently, he was adamant that our foster care manager look at the top of his head..

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He couldn’t wait for someone to check out his new do! Bobby’s sense of humor seems apparent. Read more.

Joyful Jason

Jason is a handsome three-year-old boy who has been in our Sanmenxia foster care program since last September.


Jason is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but that has not prevented him from growing and thriving! Read more.

Piper: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

In April, we welcomed four-year-old Piper to our foster care program in Sanmenxia, Henan. After spending her first four years of life in an orphanage, we were so pleased to see that Piper quickly attached to her foster mother.


Piper has Down Syndrome and was able to receive physical therapy in the orphanage. Now in a family environment, Piper has the full attention of her foster mother who spends lots of time with her and is paying close attention to her development. In just a short time in foster care, Piper has already learned to walk a bit more steadily and is willing to try to speak more! Read more.

The Three Musketeers of Sanmenxia Foster Care

Three little boys in our Sanmenxia foster care program, Bobby, Daniel and Shane are affectionately known as the “Three Musketeers”. Similar to the fictional Three Musketeers, all three boys have very different personalities yet have formed an inseparable friendship while in foster care.

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