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Foster Care News from Dingyuan

Our foster care team’s next stop was Dingyuan in Anhui Province. With the slowdown in adoptions from this province, the number of children in the orphanage is increasing. The orphanage director realized that many of the older children needed to begin their education, and so he has set up a school inside the SWI. We are hopeful that we will be able to help them with some materials and teacher training.

All of the kids in Dingyuan foster care were doing so well. Everyone fell in love with little Gareth. He was all smiles and giggles and was perfectly content to sit in Mary’s lap.

It was great to see James again as well. He is one of our ACHH graduates and is now zooming everywhere in his walker.

Diana also received care in our Anhui cleft home. She is starting to take her first steps with someone holding onto her hand and has grown very attached to her foster mom, shown holding her below.

All of the kids were weighed and measured and then given their treats.

Yasmine (seen in the top photo) saw Arlene taking notes on all the children and thought she would help out as well! Thank you to everyone who supports a child in Dingyuan. You are allowing them to know the love of their very own family, and that is a wonderful gift indeed!

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    My name is Linda Steiner. In 2004, I adopted my son from the orphanage in Dingyuan. My son is a wonderful young man now, he is 16 years old. The little girl in the pink jacket at the top of this page, her picture is right under the Foster Care News from Dingyuan heading, is the same little girl who was basically like my son’s sister at the orphanage. They did everything together. I heard a family in Spain would be adopting her right after we left China. Therefore, I sent a letter to the Dingyuan Orphanage right away, written in Spanish, with quite a few pictures of them together. Is there any way to find out if this little did in deed get adopted and how I might get an address so I can still send the letter and pictures to them? I ask the Director, but he is not allowed to give out any information. I do believe they still have my letter in their offices. Thank you so much,
    Linda M. Steiner

  • chinalwb says:

    Hi Kelly! Children who are available for adoption on the shared/individual list will have this byline on their blog: 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. Our Adoption Assistance coordinator will be able to help you determine if a particular child is available on the shared list.