While LWB is not an adoption agency, we are passionate about helping every orphaned child possible find a permanent home. We believe that when it comes to adoption, EVERY child deserves a closer look.
Adoption Assistance Grants
When funding is available, LWB offers Adoption Assistance Grants to children with special needs waiting to be adopted and needing extra assistance to receive loving families of their own.
Special Needs Advocacy
We have created a special website, www.adoptspecialneeds.org, dedicated to special needs adoption. With videos and information on special needs, this website makes a great resource to families considering adopting children from China's waiting children list. We have also created videos on specific special needs to help educate potential families.
Special Needs Manual CD
In order to help orphanage caregivers, adoptive parents, and others better understand varying medical special needs, LWB compiled a Special Needs Manual, featuring brightly colored photos and explanations of each need, along with explanations of a variety of pediatric medical needs. Doctors and specialists in China and the U.S. who have experience with each of these special needs reviewed each section of this manual. The manual includes information on 60 medical special needs and is available in English on CD-ROM. This manual is a great place to start for anyone who has ever considered adopting a child with special needs.
- Order Special Needs Manual CD for $5 to U.S. addresses ($10 to international addresses); any additional donation amount will be used for Adoption Assistance Grants
We have put together a blog series for families adopting from China, which covers some of the essential issues which should be discussed and considered before travel.
Request for Child Information
LWB is unable to assist with the pre-identification of children for potential adoption. If we learn that a child we have helped in our programs is on China's waiting children list, after a period of 30 days we will advocate for the child's adoption. The first 30 days gives adoption agencies an opportunity to place children with families.
If you adopted a child who may have been in an LWB program, we are happy to check and send you any progress reports and photos we have in our files after you have brought your child home. Please complete and submit our Request for Child Information form.