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Waiting Children of 2017: Ages 5 and Under

Our deepest wish for the children in our programs is to have the love and support of a family. This blog features seventeen younger waiting children in our programs. Many of these little ones were not featured last year and are new to our list. We are so happy that their orphanages filed their adoption paperwork and hope that in 2018 some of these incredibly special children will find permanent families of their very own.

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Waiting Children of 2017: Ages 5-12

Every year, we do a blog that features all of the children in LWB programs who have been waiting for adoption for a period of several months or more.  Every year, this blog gets more difficult to do put together. Why?  Because so many of the same children wait, year after year after year. Of the 28 children we featured in last year’s Waiting Children blogs, only two boys and two girls were chosen for adoption in 2017. In this blog, we are featuring fourteen children ages 5-12 who are ready for adoption and waiting to be matched with a family. We understand that as children grow older, their chances to find a permanent family grow slimmer. Yet, we hold out hope that there may be a permanent family out there for each and every one of these twelve precious children.

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A $3,000 Adoption Grant for Beatrice

You might remember beautiful Beatrice from our blog post in November. She is a playful 17-month-old girl living in LWB foster care.. Love Without Boundaries has had the privilege of knowing Beatrice since she was five months old. Born with spina bifida, she does not currently have feeling in her lower limbs. However, Beatrice’s smile and personality are evident, and at a year and a half old, her abilities are shining through.

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Books, Books, and More Books!

The more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~Dr. Seuss

Thanks to the generosity of a foster care sponsor, the children in LWB foster care are going to new and wondrous places through the gift of books! Over 100 children received books this fall, including the children whose adoption files are available and ready to be chosen by families.

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Beautiful Beatrice: Waiting For Adoption

Beautiful Beatrice entered our foster care program when she was just five months old. Beatrice was born with spina bifida, which occurs in utero as the spinal column develops and fails to completely seal. Often, a sac protrudes from a hole in the vertebrae containing spinal fluid, tissue, nerves, and part of the spinal cord. Despite surgery to close the opening, children with spina bifida may experience some degree of paralysis and loss of sensation below the damaged vertebrae. This is what happened in Beatrice’s case. Shortly after she was born, she was taken to an orphanage whose staff arranged for her to have the surgery she needed to survive. Following that operation, it was discovered that Beatrice had lost feeling in her lower body. That certainly didn’t stop this beautiful little girl from embracing her babyhood, however.

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Today Is World Down Syndrome Day

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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Meet Tulip, a darling five-year old girl in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan who is waiting for a forever family of her own.

As a baby, Tulip was supported by the LWB nutrition program, and so we’ve been able to watch this sweet girl as she’s grown over the years. 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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Robin Waits For A Family And A Chance To Attend School

The smile on this girl’s face is enough to light up any room!

Meet Robin, the adorable seven-year-old girl who lives with her foster family in Guizhou province, China. Read more.

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