Declan Needs a Family! Declan is a healthy little guy with Down syndrome who came into care when he was about one month old. Energetic and outgoing, Declan will seek out others to play with and he is especially good friends with Carter and Elijah, two other waiting children in his care center., Read More

Now 13 years old, Jordan will soon age out of eligibility for international adoption. One afternoon, back in 2012, in a care center in Southeast Asia, a caregiver was going from room to room, tidying up while the children played nearby. As she finished up in the last room, she walked to the door,, Read More

Your child is sick. Horribly, deathly sick. Is there any worst nightmare for any mom — or any parent — anywhere? As an adoptive mom of four children with complex heart disease, Andrea knows exactly what this feels like. “We loved her, played with her, listened as she called me ‘mama’ for the first, Read More

2017 Thank You Video-Volunteers from Holt International on Vimeo. Thank you to our amazing creative team of volunteers, advocates and supporters! You are amazing.  Seriously. We can’t thank you enough. At Winter Jam this year, nearly 6,000 concertgoers felt moved to sponsor a child through Holt — a feat that simply would not have, Read More

Through job skills training and support, single moms in Haiti work hard to create a better life for themselves and their children, sometimes in the most wonderfully unexpected of ways… Julia Joseph Julien squats near the wall and mixes plaster in her small yellow bucket. Her black hair pulled back in tight braids and a, Read More

Andrea describes her two sons as among the best decisions she ever made. But she didn’t always love the idea of adopting boys… Even after she learned that it’s a myth that only girls need families. “Did these realizations make me yearn for a little boy?” she wrote in a 2014 blog. “No,” she, Read More

On a recent trip to China, Holt social worker Amy Castle fell in love with an 11-year-old named Shane. Her heart broke for him as he witnessed his other friends at the orphanage prepare to meet their adoptive families and she couldn’t help but wonder, “When will it be Shane’s turn?”

Adoption is something we always considered we would do… some day. After several years of trying to have our own biological child, we realized adoption was going to be our next step. Adam and I went to several different adoption orientations. At first, we were planning to adopt a child domestically in the U.S., since, Read More

When first considering adoption, Diane and Troy Sturgeon had a vision for their family — a very specific, pigtails-and-dresses vision that they could have made a reality. So… why didn’t they? A basketball hoop clangs and a ball thumps outside, accompanied by shrieks of excitement. Loud, off-key singing and giggles echo down the hall., Read More

In searching for her birth mom, Holt adoptee Krista Gause meets her first biological family member — though not the one she expected. This post originally appeared on Krista’s blog, Adopted and Korean.  A few weeks ago it was January 17, the first time in my life that I recognized and memorialized my birth, Read More