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October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Throughout this month, LWB Community will be be featuring several families who have adopted children with Down Syndrome.

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Today, however, we want to show off some of the beautiful children with Down Syndrome in LWB’s Foster Care Program who are thriving in a family setting.

For instance, Julian from Kaifeng has made friends with the elderly man in his building and can often be found pushing him around in his wheelchair.

Julian 5Julian is the recipient of an adoption assistance grant of nearly $7,600 from Reece’s Rainbow!

Niamh from Dingyuan likes listening to Abao, a popular singer in China.


Felicity from Shantou is learning how to stand and walk on her own.


Luke from Kaifeng, a frequent star here on LWB Community, is independent, clever, and loves school!  He is capable of doing so much and always has such a happy twinkle in his eyes.


JJ from Xinxiang is always lively and happy and loves to play with his foster brother.

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Isabella, formerly of Xinxiang foster care, was featured on our blog this past Easter in “The Tale of Isabella Bunny.”  We have just heard that she is still waiting to be chosen by a family and that she also has a Reece’s Rainbow grant of over $1,600!

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Lovely Junie, also from Xinxiang, has a family waiting to travel to adopt her.  We are so happy for this big-hearted, beautiful, loving girl!

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To learn more about adopting a child with Down Syndrome, we invite you to e-mail our Adoption Advocacy team at adoption@lwbmail.com.

Be on the lookout this month for more stories featuring families who have adopted children with Down Syndrome!

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

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