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Rainbow Twins
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Love Without Boundaries – Rainbow Twins

"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 less than two pounds 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 started gaining weight rapidly. 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. Not only did they beat the odds, but they received the greatest gift of all... a family! This past summer they were adopted and are now home with their very own family who will love them forever.

Love Without Boundaries Foundation is a worldwide group of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned and impoverished children in China. We provide humanitarian aid in five key areas – Education, Foster Care, Healing Homes, Medical, and Orphanage Assistance – enabling children to receive families through adoption or to become self-sustaining members of their communities.


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