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Cohen: Love Starts Here

As the writer Eda LeShan once said,  “A new baby is like the beginning of all things –wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”  

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Little Cohen was born prematurely and came into our hands weighing just 2 kg. His orphanage had called us when he was first found because they were worried about his tiny size. Read more.

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October Visit to The Healing Homes and Foster Care

October was a very special time for our Healing program, as a group of LWB volunteers made its way to China. We all agree that it was a wonderful and extremely productive trip, and we hope you will enjoy reading all about it.

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First things first:  nothing was going to happen until we snuggled some babies, so we headed to Heartbridge on the morning of October 25th. Read more.

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Little Apple

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Early this past spring we were contacted by a rural orphanage who had just taken in a tiny premature baby, weighing just 1 kg, or 2.2 lbs. We moved her immediately to a provincial level hospital, where she was admitted to the neonatal ICU.
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Face to Face with Love

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My husband and I adopted our daughter from Anhui Province last month.  This was our second adoption trip to China, and an important part for me was meeting the babies that I know so well through my role as Anhui Healing Home (AHH) Coordinator. Read more.

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Home Improvement

One big change in any family’s life when they welcome a child is the sheer amount of stuff that comes with that child.

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Bottles, diapers, clothing, toys, and equipment of every shape and size require a lot of storage space.  LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) has been caring for babies since 2008.  This healing home is set up in a cozy home-like setting with three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Read more.

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Loveable Luce

This little guy with the great hair is Luce.

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Luce was admitted to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home this spring as a one-month-old baby with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. From the very start Luce thrived on the care of his nannies, and it wasn’t long before he was smiling and trying to communicate his satisfaction. Read more.

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Adorable Drew

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When he arrived at the orphanage, adorable Drew was six months old. An echocardiogram revealed this chubby-cheeked cutie was born with multiple heart defects: extrocardia, endocardia cushion defect, and pulmonary stenosis. Within a week he was in Shanghai for life-saving surgery. Drew recovered so well from his surgery that he was discharged less than two weeks later!
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Sienna: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Tiny Sienna was just one month old when she was brought to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) as a preemie. At first she had difficulty eating, but our loving AHH nannies worked until she grew strong and healthy. She learned to cry loudly when she was hungry or wanted attention. In fact the AHH nannies reported that Sienna was becoming a little bit spoiled as she wanted to be held and talked to all the time! Rocking in her bouncing chair was the best way to soothe this inquisitive and demanding girl. Read more.

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LWB’s Top Ten Photos of 2013: Red Hat

Coming in at number six in our Top Ten Photos of 2013 is one called, “Red Hat.” This cute photo is of little Jorah from our foster care program in Anhui.

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Jorah came into our care at our Anhui Healing Home (AHH) in April 2013 after a hospitalization for fevers and failure to thrive. This little boy was born with a unilateral cleft lip, which LWB repaired in July. He graduated from AHH in early August and is absolutely thriving in foster care! Read more.

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A Visit to the Anhui Healing Home

Every time I visit the Anhui Healing Home, I wish more than anything that I could just unpack my bags and work as a nanny there.  This home has a very special feel because all of the caregivers are related or good friends.  When you walk in the door, you hear music and laughing – and you know within minutes that all the babies are in very good hands, from their heads to their sweet little toes.
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