On this blog, we share stories and updates about our work around the world. With reporting from Holt staff in the U.S. and overseas as well as contributions from adoptive parents, adoptees, sponsors and supporters, we strive to represent the heart, life and experiences of our extended “Holt Family.”
This Valentine’s Day, children at the Kianh Foundation — a school for children with special needs in Vietnam — have a very important message just for you…
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Dorsey is an active little guy who likes to move and wiggle! So much so that taking a picture without a little blur is nearly impossible (see above).
His first birthday is coming up on the 16th of February, and while I’m sure his foster family will celebrate it with him, the best birthday present of all would be to get the adoption process started with a family of his own! Read More
Holt vice president Jian Chen has made many visits to the Red Thread Group Home in China. But each visit breaks her heart a little — especially because of one beautiful girl who has a desperate hope. Paige longs for a family.
“I don’t know how to face her each time I visit,” Jian writes of her encounters with Paige. “She always asks when she can have a home of her own.” Read More
A celebration of David’s life will take place at the Faith Center in Eugene, Oregon, on February 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested to please make donations to Holt International. Your gift will be used to help children with urgent needs that might otherwise go unmet, especially children with special needs as that was a cause close to David’s heart. For hotel information for February 23 and 24, please scroll to the bottom. If you would like to share memories or photos of David Kim, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. David Hyungbok Kim, who alongside Harry and Bertha Holt pioneered the modern practice of international adoption, died on Jan. 25, 2018, in Eugene, Oregon. He was 86 years old.
With a deep Christian faith, David devoted his life to advocating for orphaned and homeless children around the world. It was the suffering of children that David witnessed during his early days working for Harry Holt in post-war Korea that in many ways shaped the course of his life and career. Read More