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Catching Up With LWB Graduates

This past weekend I was honored to be able to speak in San Francisco at the Northern California FCC event for Chinese New Year. It was wonderful to meet Consul General Gao Zhansheng and to see his obvious love for the children who had been adopted from China. I also was overjoyed to meet several kids who are “LWB graduates.”

Many of you might remember “Sophie” – the beautiful little girl helped by our medical program and featured on our blog. Her mom hit so many roadblocks on the path to adopting her but never gave up as she knew they were meant to be together. Read more.

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A Day In the Life of Three Orphanage Assistance Volunteers!

In our continuing series, “A Day In the Life,” we are featuring three volunteers who were inspired to work with our Orphanage Assistance (OA) program. We hope you enjoy learning more about these dedicated volunteers and what they do for LWB!

MaryHelen Donnelly, Orphanage Assistance Coordinator: I am a single mother who works full time, so after I put my daughter to bed I usually log onto the computer to check my email and then 2-3 times a week do some of my LWB volunteer work. I wear two hats in the Orphanage Assistance program. In my role as the OA Child Coordinator, I archive all the pictures, stories and sponsor updates that are produced by the OA team. Parents who have adopted from China can request any information that LWB has on their child from their days living in the orphanage. When I receive one of these requests, I look through the archives and send the parents what information I have on their child and/or the SWI in which their child resided.
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Going the Extra “Yard” for Children in China

Seven enterprising girls in Georgia took the fun of a lemonade stand, added caramel apples and cookies, and turned it into a successful fundraiser to help children in China.
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