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Smiling Spencer

Spencer always seems to be smiling! We want to take a few moments to tell you more about this joyful six-year-old boy who is waiting for a family.


Spencer, described by caregivers as a “funny boy,” makes us smile too. Just look at him diving in and fully enjoying that delicious slice of watermelon!

Spencer watermelon 2015

Spencer is a student at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Qingyang. He spends time working on his fine motor skills by doing things such as putting coins into a slotted box or playing with blocks.

Spencer blocks

In addition, he is learning independent living skills such as brushing his teeth. Even after surgery when his activity level was down, Spencer was up and moving around, and he is not afraid to run or jump…or explore the garden with friends!

Spencer Stewart 8.15

Earlier this year, Spencer was also part of our 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange where he had his cleft palate repaired. He is smiling bigger than ever now!


LWB’s Chief Administration Executive Kelly Wolfe spent a lot of time with Spencer during the Cleft Exchange, and she writes this about the little boy who touched her heart:

When I met Spencer, I kept thinking about him and a play on words, “Spen – STAR” because he is just a shining light.  He was one of the most joyful kids I have ever met.  He was smiling and laughing and just engaged and happy almost all of the time before his surgery.  In fact, his nanny knew he was having some post-op discomfort because he was not smiling, and that’s just not the normal Spencer that we all grew to love during the week.


Going to Spencer‘s room was truly a treat because you knew you would be met with an incredible smile, and maybe even a deep rumble of a belly laugh.  He always had a light in his eyes, and he was happy to make quick friends.  He loved playing with his newfound friends and was a true joy to be around.


Please share Spencer’s story to give him a greater chance of a family of his own. We can only imagine the smiles he could bring to a family!

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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