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Healing Home Cozy

Not only did our three volunteers visit foster care programs in Henan and Anhui provinces, but they also were able to visit three LWB Healing Homes:  Heartbridge, Starbridge, and the Anhui Healing Home (AHH). Here are some glimpses into their visits to Starbridge and AHH.

SBHH babies 10.13

 Going to snuggle babies is a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!  After a long day of visiting foster families all over Kaifeng, we were excited to visit LWB’s Starbridge Healing Home.  The nannies there are so loving and kind, and the babies are cared for in a cozy, warm environment.

SBHH Nannies

We enjoyed our baby time and had the best time loving on all of the babies there!



SBHH babies crop

You might be admiring not only these handsome boys but also their stylish bibs. Besides snuggling with babies, one of the best parts of our visit was distributing gifts that had been donated for the healing homes.  Aden + Anais specializes in lightweight muslin baby products used by none other than Duchess Kate for Prince George, and this company generously donated boxes of items for us to give to babies we met on our trip.  These products felt amazingly soft and gentle, and the caregivers were thrilled to have such high-quality items for the babies in their care.  Nothing but the very best for the Healing Home babies!

Arlene, Sidney, B and the babies crop

Once we arrived in Anhui province a few days later, we paid a call to the Anhui Healing Home.  It was later in the evening so some of the babies were a bit sleepy, but we got to hold and interact with almost all of them!


aden anais bib

Beckett and Barbara small

With grateful hearts, we want to thank Aden + Anais as well as the many other people who donated clothing and other baby and medical items for us to bring.  We were so happy to be able to bring these gifts to kids not only in foster care but in the healing homes.  There is no doubt that these babies are getting so much love and attention as they prepare for or recuperate from life-changing surgeries, and we left feeling warm and cozy ourselves — just like the babies!

AHH babies group shot~Arlene Howard, Barbara Neiberg, and Sidney Pogatchnik

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