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Waiting for Adoption in 2019

As orphaned children grow older, their opportunity to be chosen for adoption shrinks. Today we are highlighting 15 children from our programs in China who are currently waiting for a permanent home of their own. We believe that every child deserves a family. Even if you aren’t able to adopt, you can help by sharing this blog in the hope that hearts will be moved.

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Healing Home Hero of the Week: Rambunctious Ruth

Last fall, the bright-eyed Ruth came to stay at our Anhui Healing Home, where her eager-to-learn personality quickly became apparent. Ruth was born with a cleft palate, for which she underwent a successful surgery in late November.

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Jordy’s Journey

In late summer of 2016, an orphanage in Anhui received a one-month-old baby boy who was dehydrated and feverish. The orphanage doctor soon discovered that this baby had a medical condition which required emergency surgery for the baby to survive. They immediately called and asked for our help, and we agreed to admit him to the hospital. We gave him the LWB name of Jordy.

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Healing Home Hero of the Week: Laughing Laurie

Last summer, a tiny little sprite named Laurie came to stay at our Anhui Healing Home. Laurie was born with microtia, a congenital ear deformity. When she was two months old, her orphanage called us because she developed pneumonia and needed to be hospitalized. Fortunately, Laurie recovered fairly quickly and was moved to our healing home. Some babies are serious at first and take some time to warm up to their new environment and caretakers. Not little Laurie!

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Domestic Adoptions in 2017

At LWB, it’s a real celebration each time we hear that one of the orphaned children in our China programs has found a  forever home. Ten years ago, almost every child in LWB care would have had their files prepared for international adoption. Today, when we learn a child has been chosen, our first question now is “Domestic or International?” 

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Healing Home Hero of the Week: Gentle Nico

This winter, we are going to be sharing the stories of some of the tiniest heroes of all — the babies in our healing homes.  Baby Nico is the very first hero in our series, and we hope that his story of spirit and strength will inspire you. In September, an orphanage in Jiangxi province, China contacted us about a preemie in their care who was not thriving. At three months of age, he weighed just five pounds and was suffering from a chronic upset stomach. We welcomed him to our Anhui Healing Home where we hoped our nannies would be able to help him gain weight and begin to develop as he should.

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Jason: Experiencing Life and Love With His Foster Family

We first met Jason in March of 2015 as a two-month-old little boy with a GI defect in need of immediate care. Following surgery and many months at the Anhui Healing Home, Jason’s medical needs were stabilized, and he was able to move out of the healing home and into LWB foster care. Jason was welcomed with open arms by a happy foster family in Anhui.

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An Update on Christine

Back in February we shared the story of a little baby we named Christine, who was found outside on a cold winter day after being born too soon. Thankfully, her orphanage called us right away, and we were able to help with her hospitalization so she could get the emergency medical care she needed.

Christine was struggling to breathe when found, in respiratory distress due to pneumonia. Read more

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Joyful Jordy

Last fall, we were contacted by an orphanage who had just received a baby boy born with the medical need of anal atresia, a congenital birth defect that affects about 1 in every 5,000 births. For many children born with this condition, surgery is needed almost immediately to survive, and it was particularly sad for us to learn that someone in Jordy’s life, perhaps his birthparents, had arranged for him to get the emergency surgery he needed.


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Jordy Waits For Surgery

In September, this tiny little boy was found completely on his own and taken to a nearby orphanage.

The orphanage staff was very concerned, as he was severely dehydrated and had a distended belly. As soon as they called us for help, we agreed to take him to the hospital for emergency care. Read more.

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