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Counting Our Blessings on the Twelve Days of Christmas: Hope for a Family

On the seventh day of Christmas, we are praying that nine-year-old Zane can get the most wonderful gift of all this holiday season – a family to choose him as their son. Zane has lived in his orphanage since he was just a tiny baby. He was diagnosed with a serious heart condition when he little, and doctors said he would not survive past age five. The orphanage staff fell in love with this kind and happy little boy, and they did their best to care for him. They were overjoyed when his fifth birthday came and went, and they continued to take Zane to the hospital trying to find a doctor who could help him. Again and again they were told that his heart defect was too complex.

This past spring, LWB learned of Zane, and we sent him to one of the top heart surgeons in China, who was able to successfully perform a Glenn procedure on his heart. Immediately after surgery, Zane’s lips and fingers went from blue to pink! Zane felt wonderful, and his caregivers tell us he now has so much energy. Zane has watched so many of his friends be adopted from his orphanage, always believing he would never get that chance. Following his successful surgery, however, his orphanage filed his paperwork and Zane is now on China’s shared adoption list. This beautiful little boy is now hoping that a family will see his photo and want him as part of their family. If you know anyone who is open to adopting an older boy, please let them know that Zane is waiting. He has already shown so many of us how sweet and brave he is. The doctors at the hospital all were touched by his courage and kindness. Zane has been given a second chance at life through surgery. Now he needs a second chance at LOVE through a family of his own. For more information on Zane, contact adoptionassistance@lwbmail.com.

Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact adoptionassistance@lwbmail.com with questions about a child we have featured and encourage you to contact your local adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.

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