It’s hard to believe another year is almost in the history books. Thanks to your support, 2013 was a time of great accomplishments, many of which will continue to positively impact children’s lives far beyond the new year. This year, we found families for 339 children, and of those children, 299 have already arrived, Read More

Sometimes pictures express so much more than mere words can convey.  Please enjoy these photos of Ilsan residents celebrating Christmas with this year’s Korea Gift Team!  

What would it mean in the life of your child if you not only gave him the toys on his Christmas list, but also toys in his name for vulnerable children in China?  What if, for your sister, you helped provide clothing, cribs and bedding for children in Korea?  Or a goat for a, Read More

This December, Holt’s director of program and foundation relations, Rose McBride, traveled on Holt’s Korea Gift Team trip along with 19 other Holt families, adoptees and staff members. During the week, the gift team brought gifts and joy to the children in Holt’s care in Korea. Here, she writes about their visit to an, Read More

A special Christmas message from the president.   Gracing the cover of Holt’s annual Christmas card is 7-year-old Nathaniel Wennstrom. Nathaniel was born in South Korea, and came home to Jared and Alicia Wennstrom in 2003. This festive and colorful card shows Nathaniel tranquilly slumbering next to his family’s Christmas tree, enjoying the warmth, Read More

On November 7, a massive typhoon devastated regions of the Philippines — including areas where Holt-funded childcare facilities operate. As the storm hit, staff at Holt’s office in Eugene, Oregon, anxiously waited to reestablish contact with our partners in the area. Communication lines were down, and the news reports of horrific damage and loss, Read More

Look at those big, brown eyes. Can you see the hope inside of them? It’s there, and it’s holding out for a family. DOB: 10.17.2006, Africa Bryson is 7 years old, and fairly new to Holt’s care. We are still getting to know him, so we don’t know a lot about his personality yet., Read More

For the first 6 months of her life, Holt adoptee Molly Bicksler lived with a foster family in China. After reaching an important milestone — high school graduation — Molly felt inspired to write a letter to her former foster parents, sharing her exciting news. I was adopted in 1995 from Nanning, China. Before, Read More

In China, the most pressing child welfare issue is arguably no longer how to care for children without families — but what to do about children experiencing abuse and neglect within their families. As child welfare officials in China work to address this problem, Holt is providing guidance and support — advocating for systemic, Read More

  During the Christmas season, we often reflect on the many blessings in our lives — a warm home, plenty of nourishing food, caring friends and, most of all, a loving family. Those of us with a connection to Holt may be more acutely aware of how truly blessed we are. We know that, Read More