DOB: June 22, 2004 Sara urgently needs a family to bring her home before she ages out of the adoption process on her 14th birthday in June.  She has osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease).  She is unable to walk unsupported and uses a wheelchair to get around.  Sara has been living with a foster, Read More

An 8-year-old with kind, curious eyes and straight black hair, Rachel is every bit as sweet as her photo. And after five years, she is still waiting for her permanent, loving family. Rachael entered into care when she was 3-and-a-half years old. She is hearing-impaired and communicates mostly through sign language. She attends a, Read More

Sarah DeGarmo has 12 brothers and sisters, 11 of whom joined her family through adoption. Here, Sarah shares about her journey to find God’s 30-before-30 bucket list for her life, and how she and her husband, Leighton, began their adoption journey to their third child. My husband and I are currently in the process, Read More

Actress Danielle Lyn (Queen Sugar and The Divergent Series: Allegiant) is a Filipina adoptee using her platform to advocate for orphaned children and kids in impoverished communities. Here, she shares her hopes for 2018.  We embark into a New Year, another holiday season come and gone. Festivities fading with the Christmas tree adorned in, Read More

Mattrell’s Moves Do you know that moment when your favorite song comes on and you can’t help but move to the music? So does Mattrell! When music is on, you can find him busting some sweet dance moves and smiling from ear to ear.

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

Little Levi Levi was born 14 weeks early, weighing just 2.87 pounds. But in spite of his difficult start he is moving forward like a champ! He was diagnosed with left ventricle dilatation and right closed-type schizencephaly, which causes the right side of his body to be weaker than his left. However, with the, Read More

Juliese Padgett was adopted through Holt in 2008 from Guangzhou, China when she was three. Now, as an 11 year old, she is sharing her first published book — a children’s story that encourages all kids to respect the differences in each other. And, she is donating all the proceeds to Holt to help children who are waiting for, 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