LWB Foster Care Program
Our foster care program
We have dedicated staff in every location who work directly with foster families and visit each child monthly to assess overall health and development. These monthly visits allow us to quickly identify when a child has additional needs, such as supplemental nutrition or medical issues.
- China Foster Care Program
In China, LWB works collaboratively with orphanages to transition children into caring and supportive families living in specially remodeled apartments within the orphanage, providing the children with the individual care needed to reach their full potential.
- Uganda Foster Care Program
In Uganda, LWB is one of the first charities in the region to implement home-based care for orphaned and abandoned children.
Featured success story:
Benjamin from China
Born in late fall 2014 in northern Anhui, Benjamin soon joined LWB's Heartbridge Healing Home for extra love and care to prepare for cleft surgery. He was a beautiful baby with the crabbiest set of eyebrows, and all our volunteers loved to see new pictures of “Grumpy Benjamin” in their email inboxes each week. Benjamin spent the winter getting chubby and healthy before his surgery. In March 2015, we caught a glimpse of a smile behind the tape as he waited his turn at cleft repair. In late March, he had his surgery and soon graduated from our healing home to LWB's Xiaoxian Foster Care Program. He joined an absolutely amazing foster family and was soon smiling from ear to ear. While living in foster care, Benjamin learned how to ride a bike, attended school, and played with the foster family’s daughter and his other foster siblings. He was 100% a part of the family, even enjoying family vacations together with them. Benjamin had his first cleft palate repair in January 2018. Through his surgery and recovery, his foster mother never left his side. She remained devoted to him even after our Xiaoxian foster care program transitioned to onsite family care in spring 2019. She traveled with him to Hefei for his palate revision surgery in June and helped nurse him back to health in the Hefei hospital. Benjamin was chosen for domestic adoption and has now joined his permanent family. We have no doubt that the love poured into him by his devoted foster mother will serve him well as he starts life with his new family.