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Zane’s Adoption Grant Just Doubled in Size!

When Zane was found as an infant, he had blue lips and breathing problems. A doctor told the nanny at his orphanage that he most likely would not live past five years old. Under the watchful and loving care of his nannies, Zane lived to five years old and beyond, but doctors still told them that his heart defect was too complicated for surgery. Yet still, Zane fought to survive. He was nine years old when he was noticed by our medical team, and LWB Spain raised the funds to provide him with surgery that healed his heart. Read more.

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Lishui Families Give Back

Kids at Lishui orphanage

About a year after adopting an older girl from the Lishui orphanage in 2008, Suzanne Damstedt began as LWB’s Orphanage Assistance Director. One of her first projects was helping this orphanage, which had not previously been helped by LWB. She shared the project with a small Yahoo group of Lishui adoptive families, and, with generous support from the group, 100 sets of baby clothes, over 100 bags of cloth diapers, and physical therapy supplies were provided to the orphanage.

In addition to the items provided, Zane (wearing blue in the front row in the photo above) was seen by our medical program director and later received heart surgery. We are still hoping he will have a chance at adoption. In fact, he is one of four children for whom LWB provides adoption assistance grants! Read more.

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Life’s a Stage for Leo

Little Leo has been featured on our blog on several occasions (“Little Leo, All Bundled Up” and “Snuggly Leo”) and always looks so sweet and cuddly. Well, now that he has turned four, Leo is as darling as ever!  Even as a toddler, he loved singing and dancing. Now that he is older, he listens to the teacher very carefully during music class. Once he learns a song, he shakes his head in time with the rhythm when singing and sings without stopping. If the music has a strong beat, he seems to dance instinctively. He becomes absorbed in the music, and it’s fun to see how much passion he has. Read more.

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Henry Hams It Up!

Henry, the Boy from LiShui, continues to smile! We have done two blogs on him in the past (see also “More Smiles from Henry”), and there isn’t a single photo in which he isn’t beaming ear to ear. In these newest photos, we can see that being in front of a camera brings out Henry’s inner ham as he definitely likes to grin and pose! What a winning smile he has.
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Dancing Shane

In the interest of adoption, LWB Community will be profiling some waiting children whose orphanages have asked for help in finding families for them. However, we do want to be clear that these children are not in LWB programs, and we have no personal knowledge of them.

Shane is a darling four-year-old boy from Lishui orphanage in Zhejiang province. His multiple special needs include a deformity of his right ear, rickets, and a right arm deformity. The person who took these photos for us noted how extroverted he is and how much he likes to dance. Apparently, it took some convincing to get him to stop showing off his dance moves so she could get a good photo of him. It sounds like he is a fun-loving little boy!
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Little Leo, All Bundled Up

The Year of the Rabbit celebration came and went a few weeks ago, and our little Leo turned a year older…now he’s three! “Snuggly Leo” was featured on the LWB blog last fall and has not yet found his own family to snuggle with. It’s hard to imagine who could resist his innocent little face, especially when it’s framed by a puppy-ears hood!
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More Smiles from Henry, the Boy from LiShui

The shortest distance between two people is a smile. ~Author Unknown

Last summer we published a blog about Henry, the Boy From LiShui. We wanted to put out the word that Henry is still waiting!  Eleven-year-old Henry would love to be adopted. His special need is a mild problem in his lower left limb, which doesn’t seem to slow him down too much.  It’s plain to see from these pictures that Henry has a winning smile that exudes friendliness!  We think his kind heart just shines through.
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Snuggly Leo

Leo loves his stuffed animals, as evidenced in many photos we have received! Leo is a very snuggly boy who loves to be held by his nannies. Can’t you just imagine him snuggling up to them or his stuffed animals…or, better yet, to a mom or dad of his own?

Currently, Leo lives in the LiShui orphanage where LWB has done Orphanage Assistance projects. His favorite foods are rice, eggs, milk, fruits, and snacks like cookies…of course! Although Leo does have congenital heart disease, our China staff there tells us that he is progressing in his cognitive skills, and that everything else about him seems “normal”. We think Leo sounds like a typical two and a half-year-old boy. He is interested in and understands the expressions of people around him. Like most two year olds, he cries when he wants something, and just as easily bursts into laughter.
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Rochelle the Budding Artist

Rochelle is a lovely four-year-old child with an artistic streak that she uses to express her sunny personality. Though she cannot stand or walk, she has very creative hands that can do wonders. Rochelle loves to draw colorful pictures of flowers and the sun! Her painting is full of creativity and features quite unusual shapes. Not wanting to limit herself to one art form, Rochelle is surprisingly good at paper-cutting (for a four-year old!) and can cut shapes such as flower baskets, planes and birds.
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Henry, The Boy from LiShui

I want to tell you about Henry, 11 year old boy who is at the LiShui orphanage in Zhejiang where LWB does Orphanage Assistance projects and where two of my adopted daughters lived. He is currently on the shared list and needs of a family of his own before he turns 14! His special need is that he has a mild problem in his lower left limb. He is active, friendly and has a ready smile. He has normal intellectual development, has a good ability to care for himself and knows how to get along with other children and caretakers.
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