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Ian: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week


Sweet Ian was born with an intestinal malformation that requires several surgeries to repair. He was just a few weeks old when he had the first surgery, which typically takes place within 24 hours of being born. Ian recovered nicely and was discharged to LWB’s True Children’s Healing Home, where he was able to thrive with the tender loving care of his nannies.This cutie pie grew and stayed healthy over the next few months. Soon he was ready for the next step on his journey of healing. Read more.

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Thank You, Camp China NC!

camp china Jay before

My family and I attended Camp China NC for the second summer in a row. This year the camp held a service project on behalf of Love Without Boundaries. The attendees had a grand time putting together raffle baskets to benefit Baby Jay at True Children’s Healing Home (TCHH). Jay had a cleft lip and palate, although we got news of his lip repair surgery right before camp. Read more

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Spotlight on Anal Atresia

One of the most common and urgent special needs we are asked to help with is a condition called Anal Atresia (AA).  Many years ago, we had a supporter complain that she shouldn’t have to read “that word” while drinking her morning coffee, so for quite some time we actually would say that a child had an emergency intestinal issue instead.  With so many orphaned children having AA, however, we think it is important for people to understand just what this medical need entails.  We care for many children with this condition at both our Heartbridge and True Children’s Healing Homes, and with proper medical care, the majority of them do extremely well.

Tyson May 2013

One of our great volunteers has put together an information sheet about this medical need called, “Spotlight on Anal Atresia“.  “Poop. Kids giggle at the mention of it…” is how this fantastic little piece begins! Read more

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Jay: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Mighty Jay was welcomed into LWB’s True Children’s Healing Home (TCHH) in Fujian last month, and he immediately treated us all to a big, wide smile!

Jay is two months old and was born with a severe bilateral cleft lip and palate. His condition can prove difficult to care for by busy orphanage staff due to the special time and attention his feeding needs present. TCHH is a perfect fit for Jay, where he has been eating, sleeping, and growing like a champ! Read more.

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Frankie from True Children’s Healing Home

Frankie came to LWB’s True Children’s Healing Home in September, after a long journey from his home province of Shaanxi. At six months old he weighed less than ten pounds and was in need of a great deal of careful nurturing, but his sparkling eyes told us that we would soon be seeing a strong and active Frankie.

The TCHH caregivers immediately set about filling Frankie’s tummy with nutritious formula and filling his little soul with love and attention. Frankie began to thrive. Within a few weeks he had started crawling, and by November he was brave enough to approach the bigger babies and take their toys away!
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Rhys: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Sweet baby Rhys is a new arrival at LWB’s True Children’s Healing Home. He was abandoned after life-saving surgery for an intestinal malformation, which unfortunately left him in need of more urgent medical care to fight off infection. Rhys will be with us as he recovers, gains weight, grows stronger, and prepares for his next surgery. Read more.

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Thank You for Making Our Wishes Come True!

We send our deepest thanks to everyone who gave to our year end campaign to help orphaned children. Thanks to your support, many more children like Sierra will be given a chance at a brighter future. Read more.

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Wisdom Wednesdays: Home for the Holidays

Here we are again at the start of another wonderful holiday season.  Whenever I reflect on the holidays, my first thought is always to my favorite Christmas of all.  The year was 2004, and my husband and I were headed to China for our adoption journey. We returned home on Christmas Eve with our amazing daughter, Grace, just six days shy of her second birthday. 

Christmastime at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, China

The holidays are certainly a wonderfully exciting time of year, but they can be downright overwhelming for an adopted child spending his or her first holiday with their forever family.  Read more.

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Jonathan: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~ Mother Teresa

Featured Child - True Children's Healing Home

From the first time we saw Jonathan, we knew there was something special about him: his smile. When he arrived at LWB’s True Children’s Healing Home (TCHH) in Fujian from his home orphanage in Guizhou Province, Jonathan weighed only 4.6 kg. (10.1 lbs.) and was very tiny and weak. Read more.

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Valentina’s Happily Ever After

Valentina, whose story has captured so many of our hearts, has started a new chapter with her forever family. This week, after spending the day with Valentina, her new family made it official. I know that many of us who have adopted have similar “first family photos” that look something like this:

Valentina, named because she came to our team’s attention on Valentine’s Day 2012, came to us with a diagnosis of Failure-to-Thrive. Read more.

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