One of the highlights of our year at Love Without Boundaries might be putting together this annual piece. It brings us so much cheer to see the faces of all the children for whom we advocated on this blog who have been matched with forever families! Some of these children have already joined their forever families, while others have that joy ahead of them. Please join us in wishing these children all the best in their lives ahead!
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There is a person who needs you. This is your chance. ~Mother Teresa
In honor of National Adoption Month, we would like to shine the spotlight on some beautiful children in our programs who have been waiting for families of their own for far, far too long. Please share this blog far and wide in the hopes that their photos and stories will touch the hearts of family looking to grow their family through adoption! Read more.
Many of our supporters might have heard of a wonderful charity called Bethel China. Bethel is located outside of Beijing and is dedicated to helping orphaned children who have vision issues. They are based on a small farm, with foster homes and a school on the same property. It is surrounded by countryside, where they grow their own vegetables and have chickens, goats, dogs, and horses.
Recently, Bethel contacted us to see if any of the children in our programs had vision issues who might benefit from their education and life skills opportunities. We are very excited to report that three LWB children were accepted into their program! Read more.
During the 2012 LWB cleft exchange, Marieli had cleft palate surgery. She was a particular favorite on the cleft trip, receiving lots of cuddling from the American and Chinese volunteers. The doctors blogged about Marieli and her surgery, and you can read all about it here. After surgery, Marieli recovered at LWB’s Henan Healing Home where she was adored. In May, she graduated from the Healing Home into foster care.
From the cleft exchange trip, we remember a curious and engaged little girl following our volunteers around to see what they were doing. We were so excited for the next adventure that we hoped lay ahead for her: Adoption. Read more
Today is a very special day. Today we write to you about Faith, a happy waiting child who has been with one of our loving XiaoXian foster families since she was only six months old. Faith turns six today, and we write this in hopes that next year, she’ll be celebrating her birthday with her forever family. Read more.
John is a child whom many of us have watched grow up. Part of our foster care program in Anhui since 2008, we have seen monthly reports on him for many years, and LWB volunteers have met with him on numerous occasions when they visited his village. He has truly grown into a boy who is full of fun! John has been on the shared list for several years now, and he also is the recipient of an adoption assistance grant. Boys are typically chosen for adoption less frequently than girls (see Amy Eldridge’s blog post, “The Adoption of Boys“). Despite this, and despite the fact that with each passing year John’s chances of being adopted become slimmer, we hold onto hope that an incredible family is out there for this special boy.