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Cora: The Gift of Knowing How to Love And Be Loved

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On December 7, 2015, I sat in the Taiyuan social welfare office wondering what the next chapter in our lives held.  We knew so little about our soon to be 2 ½ year old daughter. We knew Cora had complex congenital heart defects and Goldenhar Syndrome, but we did not know the extent of either of those diagnoses. We knew, from pictures, that she had been loved deeply while in the care of Little Flower Projects, and we knew she had been in a Love Without Boundaries foster care program (where she was known as “Josie”) for the last twelve months.  Read more.

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Coming Together to Save Lives

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I have now been part of the nonprofit world for ten years, and when I first began with LWB, I had this wonderfully naïve idea that everyone in the charity world would all be on the same team, with the same goals of making sure as many kids as possible get the help they deserve. It was very, very hard for me those first few years to realize that the nonprofit world can be quite brutal at times. I guess just like with everything else that involves money, there can be a dark side as well. And so whenever I see charities all working TOGETHER to change lives, I feel it is something to be celebrated. I read a quote once that said something like, “It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place.” Baby Jacob is a perfect example of how much good can happen when different charities come together for a common cause. Read more

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