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Avery: A Healing Home Success Story

Avery was born in spring 2020 with a multitude of special needs, including a heart defect, an ear malformation, and a larynx anomaly, which led to choking and frequent bouts of pneumonia. After being treated for pneumonia, Avery was admitted to our China Healing Home program directly from the hospital. At 4 months of age, he was a tiny boy, weighing just 11 pounds. Our nannies were ready to work their magic.

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Our Top 10 Photos of 2021

On this final day of the year, please take a moment to enjoy our Top 10 Photos of 2021! We want you to know these happy smiles and faces are all due to the kindness of our generous LWB community.

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Celebrating National Adoption Month with Two Adoptions

This past week, we slipped right into the month of November and National Adoption Month in the most beautiful of ways — with not one but TWO adoptions! Both Gage and Connie have been part of LWB programs since they were just tiny babies, and now both have left our care to meet their permanent families.

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Nine Down-right Remarkable Boys

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month — a time to bring attention to the abilities of people with Down syndrome and advocate for their acceptance and inclusion. Although Down syndrome occurs regularly in both girls and boys, in 2021 we happen to have nine little boys with Down syndrome currently living at our China Healing Home. They bring us so much joy that we wanted to highlight how truly remarkable they are — — from oldest to youngest.

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Delivering Hope to Hungry Villages

At the start of this week’s Emergency Food Relief campaign, and over the last 18 months of the pandemic, we have shared stories of the many children and families in our country program locations who are desperate for food. The heartwrenching circumstances have been our motivation to continue doing all that we possibly can to help, and it is the reason we set our most recent and ambitious goal of raising $75,000 to help those in urgent need of nutrition.

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Helping Others, One Smile At A Time

Julia Decker is on a mission — a mission to help others like her. Born in China with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, Julia lived in an orphanage for the first three and a half years of her life. An anonymous donor sponsored her lip surgery, which she feels was a catalyst to her getting adopted. “If I had not received this amazing gift, I might still be living in an orphanage and not with my amazing family.” Julia is now dedicated to helping other children born into the same circumstances.

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Standing with Mothers: Meet Rory

All this week, we’re raising funds for our Unity Initiative, which provides essential medical care for children whose impoverished families cannot afford their surgeries. Today we’d like to introduce you to nine-month-old Rory, whose life now depends on the kindness of strangers.

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Welcoming Wyatt and Nikolas to our Healing Home

In late January, a premature baby boy was abandoned and brought to an orphanage.  He was clearly experiencing breathing distress and was rushed several hours away to the provincial capital by ambulance. Upon arrival, he needed to be placed immediately on a ventilator. Thankfully, Wyatt showed us his grit by only needing specialized breathing support for a few days. We were then able to see his precious face more clearly.

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Gabby Gives Back

Sixteen years ago, Gabby McElwain was born in China and then taken to an orphanage. LWB had recently set up foster care in her city, and we were very happy when she could move into a wonderful foster family instead of being confined to an orphanage crib. For over a year, she experienced the love of a family who cared for and cherished her.

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Stories of Hope: Tobias

In June of this year, an LWB team member stopped at an orphanage to pick up a little girl we were hoping to help medically. He thought it would be a fairly routine trip, as we had all the permissions already in place. While waiting for her final paperwork, he walked over to one of the orphanage cribs and saw a thin little boy who was clearly in distress.

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