Every year, we receive thousands of photos of children in our programs. Whether they are in the hospital receiving medical care, in our healing homes, living with a foster family, attending school, or receiving extra nutritional support, our managers in China document their progress and lives for us so that we can share their news with their sponsors and our supporters. We recently went through thousands of photos to bring you our favorite 33 photos from 2014. Now, it’s up to you to help decide which of these should make our annual Top Ten Photos of the year! Read more.
Now it’s time for a drumroll as we proudly share our supporters’ favorite photo of 2013: Time for Lunch!
Overwhelmingly our supporters voted for this gorgeous photo of Belen as our #1 photo of the year. Belen was in our foster care program in Guizhou Province. This little girl loved taking hikes with her foster grandpa and especially loved noodles! Always outgoing and funny, we looked forward each month to hearing about her progress. Belen was adopted last May, which was such a joy. Sadly, however, we have not been contacted by the adoptive family, so we have been unable to share the wonderful pictures and stories we have about her. Read more.
Coming in at number two is Baby Chandler Chandler arrived to our healing homes program as a tiny baby with complex heart issues. With lots of attention and TLC, we watched Chandler bloom into a happy little baby, who finally gained the weight she needed for her open heart operation.
We are so happy to report that Chandler came through her first stage surgery with flying colors! Another beautiful life saved. Read more.
Coming in at number three in our Top Ten Photos of 2013 is Shane and his adoring nanny.
Shane came into our hands at our Anhui Healing Home when he was just one month old. Born with a bilateral cleft lip that made it difficult for him to eat, our patient nannies soon had him drinking milk like a pro. Read more.
Coming in at number six in our Top Ten Photos of 2013 is one called, “Red Hat.” This cute photo is of little Jorah from our foster care program in Anhui.
Jorah came into our care at our Anhui Healing Home (AHH) in April 2013 after a hospitalization for fevers and failure to thrive. This little boy was born with a unilateral cleft lip, which LWB repaired in July. He graduated from AHH in early August and is absolutely thriving in foster care! Read more.
Coming in at number seven is a photo of foster sisters Alli and Lucia from our foster care program in Guizhou Province.
Alli, the oldest, was a bit disappointed when her foster sister arrived to her home last May, as she liked having her foster mom all to herself. Two days later, however, she was totally happy with baby Lucia and became the best helper to her foster mom. Read more.