May is National Foster Care Month — a month dedicated to those who selflessly dedicate their time, energy and love to orphaned and abandoned children. We recently received a letter from *Tai, a foster mother in China who is currently caring for an 11-year-old girl named *Tallia.  Tai is desperate to find her beloved foster, Read More

Holt’s India program is currently at risk of having more children in need of families than families to match them with! Because of Holt’s long history and extensive programs serving Indian children, we have a strong and long-lasting relationship with many legacy partner agencies in India. We also have worked with India’s central adoption, Read More

Dear Sponsors, Today is the Chinese Lunar New Year and all of my family members are gathering together for a family reunion. On this most important holiday in China, I can’t help but think about you and the children who benefit from your sponsorship. Because of you, in 2014, a total of 304 children, Read More

As I’m sure you’ve seen on the news, Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake in April, causing buildings to collapse and killing thousands of innocent men, women and children. We are always heartbroken when already vulnerable families are forced to endure the life-changing devastation from natural disasters, and even more heartbroken when they, Read More

What is the difference between a child with special needs and a child without them? Hint: it’s not the special need. It’s the access “normal” children have to certain opportunities. For example, the difference between a child who is deaf and one who is not, isn’t the ability to hear. The difference is how, Read More

Recently, Jessica Zeeb — Holt’s child match coordinator for the China program — met Nigel,*  a boy who has just two years to find a family before he becomes ineligible for international adoption. Below, she shares about their visit, what impressed her about Nigel and why it’s Nigel’s turn to join a loving family., Read More

Not every child with special needs requires very involved, lifelong care — or even medical treatment. Some children just need minor interventions such as therapy for developmental delays, as Yesenia and Nick Lenga learned when applying to adopt Xiu Xiu from China. While in care at Holt’s medical foster home in Beijing, Xiu Xiu —, Read More

The love a parent feels for their child is a fierce kind of love. It is selfless and unconditional. It is powerful. It is permanent. A foster parent’s love is no different. When a foster parent commits to care for a child, they also commit to love that child as their own. And inevitably,, Read More

Holt adoptee and staff member Emily Greene Thornton shares how even an inconclusive search for her birth family has helped her become more true to herself. On my 25th birthday, I was in the middle of an identity crisis. It was at that juncture when I finally began to ask myself what adoption really, Read More

Susan Voss-Rothmeier, a former Holt social worker and adoptive parent, recently returned from the Philippines with three other Holt advocates.  While on this special Philippines Ambassador trip, the group bonded with 14 older children who are in need of families.  Today, Susan and the rest of the group are back in the United States,, Read More