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.
Adopt Special Needs
We are passionate about helping every orphaned child, regardless of his or her special needs, have the opportunity to receive a permanent family. We have created a special website dedicated to special needs adoption. With videos and information on special needs, this website makes a great resource to families considering adopting children with special needs.
LWB is proud to advocate for adoption. Our volunteers are available to help with basic adoption questions. Additionally, when funding is available, LWB offers Adoption Grants to children in our programs waiting to be adopted and needing extra assistance to receive loving families of their very own. See current grant recipients.
More children in LWB programs who are waiting for families on China's waiting children list can be seen here.
LWB's blog series "Realistic Expectations" was written to help families preparing to adopt from China and covers some important issues to be considered before travel. Another blog series, "The Changing Face of China's Orphans," examines changes in orphanages and Chinese adoptions.
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.
Waiting Child Videos
LWB has created a series of waiting child videos to encourage families to take a closer look at children waiting to be adopted.