Monday, November 23, 2009

National Adoption Awareness Month: Rainbow Twins Finds Their Forever Family

by Karen Maunu of Love Without Boundaries Foundation

The Rainbow Twins” (named because their two given names of Hong and Cai combine to make up the Chinese word for “rainbow”) entered this world weighing one pound each. They were abandoned in front of an orphanage by extremely poor migrant workers who had no way to care for their daughters’ emergency medical needs. The orphanage director contacted LWB immediately, and we were able to get the girls moved to a top children’s hospital in Shanghai within hours. The twins spent the next three months in the hospital, slowly gaining the weight and strength they needed to survive.

Once they were ready to be discharged from the hospital, we moved the girls to our Heartbridge Pediatric Healing Home outside of Beijing, which provides tender loving care to some of China’s most vulnerable orphans.

Soon after entering our healing home, both twins reached the weight of four pounds. Hong and Cai were given frequent small feedings, plenty of rest, and lots of attention and hugs.

Just five months later, the girls had reached a weight of 12 pounds each and were considered well enough for adoption! All of us at LWB celebrated that Hong and Cai had beaten all the odds to bless this world with their presence.

They were just adopted and are now home with their very own family who will love them forever.

There are so many more stories of children just like these. We believe that every child should have their own family, to have someone to love and cherish them. We would be more than happy to help with your article or contribute a story. We have a precious child right now we are working to find a family for.

About Love Without Boundaries
Love Without Boundaries began in the year 2003, after a group of adoptive parents came together to help save the life of one tiny boy in China. Following his successful heart surgery, they realized that people with a pure love for helping children can truly make a difference.  Love Without Boundaries Foundation is a worldwide group of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned and impoverished children in China.

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