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An Update on Monica

As you may remember, we recently learned that Monica from our foster care program in China has retinoblastoma, a very rare and malignant eye cancer. (Read more in our blog, Urgent Help Needed for Monica). Monica has just completed her first round of chemotherapy. Thankfully, she seems to have a good appetite and ate almost half a bowl of congee when our China director visited.

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Urgent Help Needed for Monica

Late last year, LWB welcomed 10-month-old baby Monica to our foster care program. This beautiful and tiny little girl quickly settled into family life outside the orphanage, playing peek-a-boo with her foster mom and drinking lots of bottles-on-demand. Late this spring, we learned from the foster family that Monica was having some vision issues. She […]

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Kai

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. — Helen Keller

What a dedicated foster father Kai has! We love the adoration on his face and hope that he will instill a sense of security in nearly two-year-old Kai, who will certainly need every advantage that he can get as he begins his life. Little Kai was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (a cancerous tumor in the retina) and had surgery to remove his right eyeball in January.
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Grants for Adam and Song!

LWB is thrilled to announce that we are offering $1500 grants towards the adoption of two wonderful little boys who are awaiting families.

Adam is a four-year old from Loudi in Hunan province who has faced a number of medical challenges in his short life. He had a heart defect which has closed on its own and clubbed feet which are correcting nicely (with close attention to his bracing and skin care by his foster family). He has had surgery on his spinal cord, and CT scans are showing decreased swelling of his brain. Such a strong little boy!
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Running Through China: Thoughts Before Boarding

The bags are full to brimming with medical supplies and baby vitamins; we’ve got bubbles and matchbox cars and necklaces and stickers; and just like on my adoption trips…..I have a million different thoughts and emotions running through my mind as I prepare to board the plane to China for our week-long visit with many of the people involved with LWB.
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