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Children’s Day 2020

June 1 is International Children’s Day, a time set aside to promote the welfare and well-being of children around the world.  In China, this day is usually a favorite for children living in orphanages as they are often treated to a special meal or receive gifts of fruit or sweets.  Many orphanages will take the children in their care to parks or other outdoor locations as well.  This year in China COVID-19 restrictions meant that many of the celebrations for orphaned children, including the kids in our healing home, were held indoors.

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Springtime for Roberta

Roberta has been a resident of LWB foster care and on-site family care off and on since she was 4 years old and has been eligible for adoption for many years. We have just learned that there is a family hoping to bring her home at last!

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2019 Adoptions

And now for some happy news! Although international adoptions from China have slowed, be assured that they are still happening. In 2019, at least 25 children from LWB programs were adopted both domestically and internationally and are now living lives as treasured sons and daughters.

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Auden

Over Christmas, my kids had a laugh-filled night remembering some of the rare times I’d gone “full Mama Bear” when they were being bullied. I kept shaking my head and telling them they were highly exaggerating the actual facts, but inside I was happy that they definitely seemed to know I’d be there for them no matter what. That’s the beauty of a caring family, isn’t it? That we’d do everything possible to help each other in times of need.

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Four Children Waiting For Adoption

Just recently, our China staff visited an orphanage in Anhui and was able to visit with some children who were previously in our programs. We discovered that four of them have completed adoption files and wanted to share their names and photos to let people know that they are waiting to be chosen.

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Waiting Children of 2019

Yesterday was the last day of National Adoption Month, a time to recognize adoptees and highlight children waiting for adoption. Today, we are featuring children we’ve had in our programs either now or in the past, in China and Uganda, who are currently waiting for permanent homes of their own.

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Meeting Ifan

While traveling in China recently, I took the opportunity to take a side trip to meet a very special boy. Ifan had been part of the Love Without Boundaries foster care program since he was a baby. He lived with a wonderful foster family and was particularly close to his foster father. They would work in the courtyard garden and look at cars together. Ifan really loved visiting the neighbors in the small community in which they lived.  Then one year ago, his orphanage recalled all the children back to the institution, and Ifan lost the security of living with the family he loved.

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Waiting Child Wednesday: Brian Christopher

In 2012, a shy and serious little boy named Brian Christopher entered our Believe In Me Huainan education program. He did not have the confidence to speak to the teachers and was quite tentative about getting involved in the activities at the preschool.

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Down Syndrome Love: Without Boundaries!

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. All month, we’ve been celebrating the many incredible children in our programs who were born with Down Syndrome. On the final day of October, we are putting them all together to showcase how down-right amazing they are!

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Adopting a Child With Vision Impairment

Before adopting a blind child, I really believed life would be a lot different once she came home, and it has been, but it hasn’t been her blindness that has held her back. This is how it began: Her picture came through my Facebook newsfeed just like so many children before her, but this time something was different.

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