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Tag: Foster Care

Second Chances: Foster Care and Reunification in Cambodia

In December of 2020, we learned of a large sibling group in a poor, rural region of Cambodia in need of a second chance. The mother had left the children completely on their own in order to go searching for work. When our team came across them during an emergency food distribution during the pandemic, […]

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20 Years of Hope: Dawson

When Dawson was just a baby, his father passed away, and he spent his childhood being raised by his struggling single mom. In 2021, Dawson turned thirteen years old and his mother remarried. The new family unit of mother, son and step-father proved to be a poor fit. From time to time, Dawson found himself […]

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20 Years of Hope: Hayden

In early 2017, tiny Hayden came into the care of our former healing home in Uganda needing considerable TLC. He was sickly, weighing a scant 5 kilograms (11 pounds) at 13 months of age, and his parents were nowhere to be found. The nannies in the home got right to work loving on this precious […]

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20 Years of Hope: Rena and Her Brothers

Ten-year-old Rena was worried. She’d been left in charge of her three little brothers for over a week while her mom went searching for work. They’d been sleeping along the Cambodian border on public land, after fleeing to escape domestic violence. Their meager food supplies had been out for days. Rena knew she had to […]

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20 Years of Hope: Theodore

At the beginning of 2023, a little boy named Theodore came to the attention of our Cambodia team. He was just eight years old and living all by himself. When Theodore was one year old his father passed away; soon afterward, his mother remarried and left Theodore alone in the very poor village where their […]

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20 Years of Hope: Carolyn

In the summer of 2017, a beautiful five-year-old girl named Carolyn first joined our Rangsei preschool in Cambodia. Her teachers found her to be an active and playful child, eager to please and quick to grasp new concepts. A little bit on the boisterous side, Carolyn sometimes needed to be reminded to speak more softly, […]

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20 Years of Hope: Archie

A darling little boy whom we call Archie was born in 2017. Sadly, his birthfather disappeared just a few months after Archie was conceived, and nine months later, his birthmother left Archie when he was just eight days old. Thankfully, we were able to quickly place Archie into our Cambodia foster care program. He joined […]

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20 Years of Hope: Cyrus and Rebecca

Three-year-old Cyrus came to our attention in the fall of 2019 after being surrendered by his father in Uganda. This beautiful little boy had multiple disabilities due to cerebral palsy. He could not stand or even sit without support, and he also had significant developmental delays. Thankfully, we were able to take Cyrus into our […]

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20 Years of Hope: Dani and Margaret

In 2006, our China director visited a small orphanage in central China. It was a small institution that was just beginning to do adoptions, and conditions were quite stark. LWB supporters helped build a safe water system, purchased badly-needed supplies like new cribs, blankets, and toys, and began a nutrition project as many of the […]

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20 Years of Hope: Lee

In 2019, a charity working in the child trafficking field asked for our assistance in helping a 10-year-old boy named Lee escape his current situation. Our team in Cambodia tried their best to find relatives he could safely return to, but they were unsuccessful. Once all avenues for family reunification were exhausted, Lee was placed […]

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