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Harlow’s Chance for Sight — And a Family

Four-year-old Harlow suffers from limited vision. Staff at her orphanage in Anhui noticed that she often scratches and rubs her eyes and seems to be uncomfortable. When she recently had her physical so that her paperwork could be submitted for adoption, doctors diagnosed her with severe congenital glaucoma.

Sadly, Harlow was unable to receive treatment for her eyes when she was younger, and there is a chance that her vision may be permanently affected.

Doctors tell us that she is a candidate for corneal transplants, but before that can happen she needs immediate surgery to give her any chance to have vision when she is older.

One piece of good news that we have now about Harlow is that she is currently available for international adoption. The benefits of having a family to love and care for her, whether she has sight or not, would certainly be completely life-changing for this little girl who has waited for so long for care. We hope that the adoption community can rally around this little girl to give her not only a chance for a family, but a chance for restored sight.

Anyone with adoption-related questions can email our Adoption Advocacy Team at [email protected]

Please share Harlow’s story to help us raise funds for her eye surgery and to raise awareness that she is waiting for adoption!

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  • LWB says:

    Thank you for your interest in helping Harlow. This post was from about 18 months ago, and Harlow is no longer in LWB care which is why the donation link no longer exists. We are grateful for your willingness to help! Here is the link to our general Medical donation page if you might be interested in helping one of the current children waiting for surgery: https://www.lovewithoutboundaries.com/programs/medical/sponsor-a-child/

  • E says:

    I would like to donate towards Harlow’s eye surgery. However when I click the link it goes to a page with no image and no goal amount listed?

  • LWB says:

    Hi Nicki. We have forwarded your message to our Adoption Advocacy Team. You may also reach out to them directly at [email protected] with any adoption-related questions. Thanks so much for your interest in Harlow!

  • Nicki says:

    Hi, I am wondering if you can tell me what adoption agency Harlow is with, and if she will be able to receive any treatment for her eyes in China. We are in the process of completing our dossier for China, and I would like to consider Harlow. I am working on my husband to consider vision problems a need we can manage, and am wondering what Harlows needs will be pending any treatments she will receive in China or may be able to get in the US. Is that something you can provide any insight on? Thank you very much!