Henrik is a sweet and smiley kid who loves his foster mother and tells her everything he knows through babbles. Henrik has a very strong bond with his foster parents, who have cared for him since shortly after he was born. Continue reading “Henrik Needs a Family!”
We are excited to announce the second annual Holt International Scholarship contest!
Three adoptees will each win $500, thanks to the generous contributions of donors.
This opportunity is open to any adoptee who is a 2018 high school graduate planning to attend higher education, or any adoptee currently enrolled in a university, trade school, technical training program or other eligible educational pursuit.
When adoptee Cat Stubbs becomes a mom for the first time, she wonders how she will share her adoption story with her son — and if it will be enough for him. But then she thinks of her own late father, and has an ah-ha moment that brings her peace.
I never thought I would be a mom. Not because I was adopted, but because I never had that particular dream. As a little girl I never played house or pretended my baby dolls were real. But one day, I met my husband, and everything changed. For the first time, I saw a future greater than just myself — and I wanted that future filled with the laughter and happiness that only a family could provide. Continue reading “Doing Right By My Son”
Fifteen years after placing her son for adoption, Gina Ledsma got in contact with Holt earlier this year. When we asked her if she was open to sharing her story, her response was an enthusiastic “yes.” While the environment and circumstances are different from country to country and individual to individual, Gina’s domestic U.S. adoption story is one that may resonate with any birth mother. And understanding stories like hers is important for everyone who is touched by adoption.
Gina will never forget the three hard, precious days she had with her son.
“I just counted all the toes and fingers,” she says, remembering those days in a hospital bed in Eugene, Oregon. “I looked at every little piece and part — and said my goodbyes.”
Every chance he gets, Harley is building tall towers out of Legos, playing piano, or using the computer keyboard to play games. While these may seem like normal things for a 5-year-old boy to be interested in, for Harley, they are especially significant. Continue reading “Harley Needs a Family!”
This sweet almost-2-year-old is waiting for a family. He likes playing with toy trucks and is quite active. Now that he has learned to walk, he doesn’t stay put for very long. He is always ready to smile! Continue reading “Samuel Needs a Family!”