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.
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Five-year-old Jonathan has been in our Foster Care Program in Hunan since October 2009, when he was just two. We first introduced him in 2010 in the blog, “Endearing Jonathan”, when he was just beginning to walk. As we have come to know him over the years, we have seen him maintain his sweet spirit and charming personality while developing confidence in many areas. Jonathan is now a happy, enthusiastic boy who attends kindergarten.
It’s hard not to be charmed by Jonathan as he performs a well-known Chinese children’s song in the video below called, “Ni Wa Wa”. This song is about a doll who has no mother or father — just like little Jonathan. Read more.
Somersaults, building with blocks, riding bikes, playing in the sand, and learning how to make new friends: precisely what childhood should be filled with. But what is missing from this picture? A permanent family.
Some orphaned children like Fynn are fortunate to be placed with a foster family. They get to experience life in a family environment, which is a great second to having a permanent family. Read more.
Elizabeth is one year old and has a complex heart defect. The doctors would like to do a heart catheterization to determine her pulmonary artery development so the best possible surgery plan can be developed for her. In order to live a healthy life, Elizabeth will need to receive surgery as soon as possible.
Your donation in any amount will help provide this beautiful girl with the gift of healing and a chance of a family of her own. Read more.
Our hearts melted when we saw these new photos of Zane, a regular rock star here on LWB Community! We can’t imagine how a boy with as much personality as Zane is still waiting on the shared list to be chosen by a family for adoption. However, we can imagine him singing something like this to his imaginary family as he waits and waits to be chosen:
I threw a wish in the well
Don’t ask me, I’ll never tell…
Hey — I just met you,
And this is crazy,
So here’s my picture (and my adoption file)
So call me…maybe? Read more.
Recently we featured Charlie, a student in our Education Program, who is waiting for his chance at adoption. Now it’s his buddy Michael’s turn! Michael is one of Charlie’s best friends, and they are often seen together in photos. Michael is ten and surely looks up to twelve-year-old Charlie. Michael’s teachers describe him as a lovely and lively boy. He gets along very well with other children and has several close friends.
Michael recently performed in a variety show. He and his classmates gathered together on a stage and sang a song called “Love Me Hug Me.” Read more.
While LWB is not an adoption agency, we are passionate about helping as many orphaned children as possible find homes. We know that education is critical when it comes to adopting through the waiting child path, and so we have put together a series of videos which address specific special needs. You can see a list of the current videos here. Read more.
We could not be more impressed and proud of Lauren! Lauren, who always seems to be smiling, has been featured twice on our blog as our Featured Child of the Week and in “A Look At Lauren,” is continuing to advance in her studies with her tutor. Over the months we have known Lauren, she has come out of her shell more each day and is sharing her unique personality. She seems to glow in each and every photo we see! She has been practicing her addition and subtraction, working on her art projects, and continuing to learn Chinese characters of sun, moon, fire, earth, water, sky, and mountain. While she’s been busy with her tutor, she also awaits news that a family would like to adopt her. Read more.
Although Love Without Boundaries is not an adoption agency, many of the children we have the honor of working with will be adopted, and many of us who work with LWB have been touched by adoption. It is our belief that all children deserve a permanent family. We are passionate about special needs adoption and helping children born with medical needs, which makes the month of November extra important to us since is it National Adoption Awareness Month. November 19, 2011, marks the 12th National Adoption Day in the U.S.