“An invisible red thread connects those that are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break. Almost everyone who adopts a child from China hears the legend of the invisible red thread that connects them to their children. As parents travel to China and fall in love with their new son or daughter, they slowly begin to realize that there is not just one thread but many that guide them through the amazing journey of becoming a family. These threads connect them not only to their children, but also to the new friends they meet along the way, to the birth families and caregivers, to all the orphaned children who still remain, and of course to the beautiful country of China herself. All of these threads are woven together to create the most beautiful heirloom of all – an intricate tapestry of family, friendship, honor and love.”
From the Book: Love’s Journey 2, The Red Thread, LWB Foundation 2007, www.lovewithoutboundaries.com
Every child has a purpose. There are millions of children in the world that are waiting to be adopted. Our world today needs more conscientious thinking towards adoption. The children are born into poverty or to families who neglect them. They need a home and a family who will embrace them and love them as their own. The orphan or foster care children need to feel loved and wanted. They need to believe in their future. We should all work towards a common goal: help these kids to find a loving family. Each child deserves a home.
The nonprofit organization “Love Without Boundaries“ specializing in medical care, education, foster care, and nutrition for orphaned children in China, is not an Adoption agency. However, they advocate for the adoptions and work with the adoption agencies. They make sure as many children as possible in Chinese orphanages are given the chance for adoption.
Families who adopted children from China describe their experience as an incredible journey. They don’t see a complex picture. They see a magnificent tapestry that reflects unconditional love and commitment.
Amy Eldridge and Karen Maunu are Executive Director and Associate Executive Director of “Love Without Boundaries” respectively. Both adopted children from China.
In Amy Eldridge’s own words:
“We are definitely all about adoption. I tell our volunteers that no humanitarian aid program in the world can do as much for an orphaned child as simply having them find a family to CHERISH them. A family changes everything for an orphan. That child then has someone to encourage them, to believe in them, and of course to love them. That child then has an unlimited future. So all of our program areas work to get as many children ready for adoption as possible, and we work with orphanages to advocate for these children to have that chance. The way the adoption program works is that an orphanage will prepare a child’s adoption file, and then they send that file to the national government office for adoption in Beijing. They then place the child’s file with adoption agencies, such as those in the US, and then families who wish to adopt from China can be matched with a child.
I know it can seem like an overwhelming task to adopt internationally, but if you take it just one step at a time, before you know it you can be home with a wonderful, beautiful baby or older child.
Adoption is such a blessing. If anyone is interested in more information, they can contact us at any time. I am blessed to have seven children, two from China, and I cannot imagine our lives without them!”
One of these many kids who are waiting for adoption, is Timothy. A brilliant boy who loves to explore!
Timothy, is from Henan Province. He has a grant for $3000.
Lillie is a ten year old little girl from Hunan Province. She is ready to be adopted!. She has been given a $3000 grant as well.
After reading “The Ten Best Things about Lillie” , you’ll see she is ready to meet her forever loving family.
Ruby and Brent have also received grants and are waiting for a family to adopt them.
The grants would be provided to the family who bring them home.
I can’t conclude this article without mentioning a special little girl Iris . It’s an amazing story. So many loving people, so many branches of LWB have worked together to change this beautiful child’s life. She will soon be in the U.S. to get the surgery she needs. I am hoping a loving family will adopt this little girl. I know the family will have a glorious journey with Iris.
“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” ~Henry Ward
For information, please visit Adoption and watch the Video on “Waiting Child Adoption”.