Ayele is 12 years old. For the first nine years of his life, he never stepped foot inside a school. Profoundly deaf, he had no way of communicating with his family beyond pointing and gesturing. But when the Yesus Mena School for the Deaf came to his community in Ethiopia, for the first, Read More

Providing the highest quality care to children with special needs is one of the foundations of our work at Holt. And as we approach year-end, this life-changing, and often lifesaving, care for children with special needs is on my top priority list. GIVE NOW! We support this cause through the Molly Holt Fund, a, Read More

Life can be challenging, and when things come up that we think are too hard, we tend to give up. The easy way out is very appealing to most of us. But Malachi is not most of us.

As the end of the year approaches, I have four top priorities. One of them is to provide food for children most at risk of malnutrition in China. Thankfully, so far in 2016, your support has helped to provide loving, temporary care to orphaned and abandoned children waiting for adoptive families — more than, Read More

Six-year-old Aynalem was adopted from Ethiopia five years ago. One way she and her family stay connected with her birth culture is by sponsoring a child in Ethiopia — a girl named Degefech! This year, in her family’s Christmas card to Degefech, Aynalem — with some typing help from her parents — included a, Read More

Meet Chuck Mitman, Holt’s new chairman of the board. A businessman with vast experience in China and a Holt board member since 2012, Chuck has a contagious passion and excitement for creating a better world for children and families. This past fall, Chuck traveled to visit Holt programs and learn more about our work, Read More

Andrea writes a letter to her younger self, before she became an adoptive mom to five children, including four children with complex heart disease. This post originally appeared on No Hands But Ours, a site that aims to encourage, equip and support families adopting children with special needs from China. Hey there, shadow of myself! Yes,, Read More

In October of this year, Jordan Love traveled to Korea as part of the Happy Together tour for adoptees with special needs. This was his second time traveling on the Happy Together tour. And this time, he brought back with him some fresh insight about the experience, including a deeper understanding of why it’s so, Read More

After 19 years, Holt says goodbye to the executive director of Vathsalya Charitable Trust, Holt’s long-time partner in Bangalore, India. “If you educate a girl, you educate a generation.” The world is a better place because of Mary Paul. And it will continue to become better because of her for years into the future., Read More

For most of her life, Holt adoptee Molly Martin viewed her adoption as something that just “happened.”  But after traveling to Thailand to meet her birth mom, she developed a completely different outlook — and a deeper understanding of how loved she truly is. Molly’s story was a finalist in Holt’s 2016 adoptee essay contest. , Read More