Sadly, many children around the world have lost their parents, their families and their community because of HIV/AIDS and the stigma associated with it. In some countries, the stigma surrounding HIV is so strong that children and adults are marginalized from attending good schools, pursuing promising careers or having normal social lives. Many children, Read More

Holt adoptive mom Jennifer shares about how HIV isn’t a huge deal in their family — it is just one of the “scars” that God has taken and used to write a beautiful story for their perfectly-imperfect family.  You know those typical social media pictures? Pictures of supposedly perfect families, in perfect places, and looking perfectly, Read More

Holt adoptive mom Anne Silas* has adopted two children from China who, because of the stigma surrounding HIV, waited for a family for seven years. Here, Anne shares the realities of raising children born with HIV — and how the biggest parenting challenge she faces has nothing to do with the undetectable virus in, Read More

We are now recruiting families for Holt’s first ever ambassador trip to China! The Children’s Home in Nanning provides care for children who were born with HIV, whose parents have passed away, and who face discrimination in their cities, towns and villages because of their status. Extended family are afraid to care for them,, Read More

This year, 65 children from our waiting child photolisting were matched with families! These 65 waiting children don’t have to wait anymore! Each of these children has some degree of special needs. Some are older, some have Down syndrome, some have HIV. But each and every one now has a family and that is, Read More

When adoptee and physical therapist Kayla Covert travels to Ethiopia as part of a medical mission trip, she discovers the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself. We are constantly surrounded by privilege — the comfortable couch where we watch movies, the luxury cars that take us to work, and the gorgeous kitchens, Read More

Wow, what a fantastic National Adoption Month it has been! Thanks for following along and advocating for children with special needs! In the month of November, 172 families requested adoption information, 55 families submitted their adoption application, and 10 children from our waiting child photolisting were matched with permanent, loving families! We’ve also had a much higher, Read More

Read and share Paige’s* story to help find the family she needs and deserves. Could you be the right family for Paige? A $3,000 Special Blessings grant is available to help the right family bring this bright and joyful girl home.  DOB: July 7, 2007, China Paige came into care two months before her 6th birthday., Read More

Cold. Wet. Shivering at night. Constant colds and flu. Kids with sleep deprivation. For Preun, a single mother of three school-aged children, this was simply her reality. With no money to repair her leaking roof and thatched walls, the rainy season in Cambodia was absolutely miserable — and a very serious threat to her, Read More

  Abbie Smith, Holt’s director of clinical services, shares how parents can help older adopted children heal from the trauma in their past. To learn more, contact Abbie about Holt’s adoption-competent therapy program, and the resources available for your child and family. An older child without a family has many life experiences we can’t, Read More