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Rachel, Ready and Waiting for a Family

Last month, we celebrated as we heard that Rachel, an adorable six and a half year old from LWB’s Foster Care and Tuition Assistance programs, was to be adopted.  Heartbreak soon followed as we learned that her adoption was disrupted before it was finalized in China.

Rachel peace

Like many other children living out of family care, Rachel has been through a lot in her short life. Currently, she is ready and waiting to be matched with a family who is a perfect fit for her.


In 2011, LWB volunteer Kerry adopted her daughter from the same orphanage where Rachel lives. Here is what she has said about Rachel:

My younger daughter Wren went to school with Rachel in China and often asks about when her friend is getting her own family. Wren has told me that she and Rachel loved to color, and Rachel especially loved to draw hearts. Her school reports say that she draws diligently and loves to do artwork. Wren also says that Rachel was kind to her and the other children. At recess my daughter and Rachel loved to slide on the slide, run fast and also to pretend to sing on the stage. Rachel’s school reports say that she is a good listener in class, and my daughter corroborates this by saying, “She did not get in trouble…not like I did!”

Rachel and WrenRachel and Wren

Rachel seems to gets along well with others at school and tries hard to do her best. She is able to resolve conflicts with her friends (here she is seen with Charmion).

Charmion and Rachel

She appears to be bright. She is lively and energetic, and I know that there is a family out there that could meet and welcome her high energy level.

Kerry took this short video of Rachel reading which we think captures a small part of her vibrant energy and exuberance:

We hope that Rachel is able to blossom and grow within a family soon!


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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