LWB Community


Help Protect Cambodian Children From Malaria and Dengue Fever

Without a doubt, one of the most disliked insects on the planet has to be the dreaded mosquito. Did you know it is also the most deadly creature on earth? The World Health Organization states that mosquito bites result in the death of over one million people each year. In Cambodia, two of the diseases seen most frequently in the villages where we work are malaria and dengue fever, and both can be extremely dangerous to children. Dengue fever cases have spiked by more than 130 percent at the beginning of 2018 as Cambodia enters into what is believed will be an epidemic year. We want to do everything possible to make sure the children in our programs stay safe, so this week we’re raising funds for every child to be safely covered at night by a mosquito net.

Read More No Comments

Birth Defects

The first two reasons for the shift in orphanage populations in China are both positive ones – an evolving attitude towards girls and the sharp increase in domestic adoption. The third major reason, however, is quite sad.

Birth defects in China have risen 70% in the last decade. (See Source 1). Mr. Jiang Fan, of the National Population and Family Planning Commission stated that birth defects now affect one in ten households in China, with a child being born every 30 seconds with a medical need. Read more.

Read More 5 Comments

Realistic Expectations: Parasites

Okay, so if you are reading this right now and getting ready to sit down to breakfast, maybe you should finish eating before reading this blog.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

I recently talked to a new adoptive mom who said that everything was going great for their family.  She then laughed and said, “Except for when my daughter has to use the bathroom…WOW!” I immediately asked her if her daughter had been tested for parasites, which she had not. Read more.

Read More 3 Comments
css.php