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The Boys Who Wait in 2015

Despite the misconception that Chinese orphanages are filled with girls, approximately 75% of the orphaned children in China waiting for families are boys.

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We think so highly of the boys in our programs and want to share those who continue to wait to be chosen by a family. Some of these boys have been waiting for years. Read more.

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A Look at Lauren

Excitement continues to grow as we learn of more children whose files are finally available for matching with prospective families. It is such a pleasure to be able to get to know these children in greater detail and to share their stories with all of our blog readers. Lauren is one of these children who has just become available for adoption, and we want to help you get to know her better! 
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Beyond Borders International Adoption Conference

At the end of October a number of LWB team members will be attending the BBC, or the Beyond Borders Conference, in Austin, Texas. This conference addresses issues in international adoption and could be beneficial for anyone involved in international adoption, either personally or professionally. We hope some of our readers in the Austin area will be able to join us at the conference!
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Sweet Prince Brenden

Brenden has the personality of a prince. In choosing his English name, our nutrition and orphanage assistance program director was right on with the name Brenden, which means “prince.” A prince can be defined as an “outstanding man,” and we know that Brenden certainly is outstanding!
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Brandon the Whistleblower

Brandon is a lively and sweet three-year-old boy with a repaired cleft lip and unrepaired cleft palate who has been in the Shantou Foster Care program for almost a year now. If you were to visit his foster home, you’d likely find Brandon enjoying a good game of hide-and-seek with his little friends, or maybe staying close beside his foster mom as she goes about the day’s housework—he loves to “help” with the daily chores as most three-year-olds do.
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More Love for Song!

Our sweet little Song who is patiently waiting for a family has been blessed once again! A very generous donor has offered to match DOLLAR for DOLLAR, up to $3,000.00, towards Song’s adoption expenses. That brings Song’s potential grant to…. (drumroll please)… $8,500.00 towards his adoption! WOW!
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Singing for Song

Sing to the mountainssing to the sea !

Our sweet Song has been offered another $1000 in grant money towards his adoption…for a total of  $2500! The outpouring of love for this special boy from Fujian continues (please see our blog from July 5, “Grants for Adam and Song,” for more background on him). We are so overjoyed for him.

This little guy has the whole package:  humor, charm, looks and wit!  He is just “BRILLIANT” (the word used by our volunteers who met him).
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Big-Hearted Adam

With the recent and continued changes in the Waiting Child program and the continued expansion of the multi-agency shared list, I sit here wondering how so many of these children are going to be spotted and found by their forever families.

Take four-year old Adam, for example. We’ve met him before on this blog in May 2009. He’s overcome several medical challenges in his four short years, so he appears to be a “difficult case” on paper. But when I see his reports come in, I watch him growing and thriving, developing a strong intellect and a big heart for those younger than him. I know there is so much more to him than he might appear to be in his file. And now, this child – who has a corrected club foot and has endured surgery for spina bifida – can walk! He’s such a hard worker. He needs to find his forever family. So I sit here and think, “How can I help?”
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