Holt adoptive mom Karen Myers shares about Holt’s first Mongolia Heritage Tour and her 15-year-old son Zack’s experience visiting his birth country for the first time since he came home to his family. In July 2017, my son and I had the opportunity to join five other families from across the U.S. on Holt, Read More

Through social media and the movie “Lion,” Holt adoptee Phillip Sais reunites with the woman who escorted him from India to his family in the U.S. when he was just 19 months old.  It was the day after New Years when a mysterious Facebook message appeared on Phillip Sais’ phone. “I was just sitting around doing my, Read More

Joseph emanates joy; I mean, look at his smile! Joseph was born with a deformity of his left foot and ankle that prevented him from walking or getting around on his own. But after corrective surgery and receiving physical therapy, he can now walk without help from anyone — using a walker to get, Read More

This year for National Adoption Month, we are shining a spotlight on special needs. All month long, we will share videos and stories that demystify some of the most common — or most misunderstood — special needs, from cleft lip & palate to HIV to children who are older in age when they come, Read More

Amy Castle, Holt’s administrative social worker for the China program, recently visited a new orphanage partner for Holt in China. Very few children at this orphanage have joined families through international adoption, and many of them are older and some have manageable special needs. Below, Amy shares about her experience meeting these children, including, Read More

Bennett has a dream! When he was about a month old, Bennett was left at the front steps of his care center. He has lived here his whole life, and is now 7 years old. Bennett is a shy kid at first, but quickly warms up to people! Humor is one of his favorite, Read More

We need families to adopt from the Philippines! The Philippines program is small, stable, predictable and in urgent need of families for children. This program is a great fit for:

The Doig family visits their daughter’s foster family in Thailand — a reunion that shows just how meaningful and enduring the foster experience can be. Being back in Thailand — once again riding in a van with two HSF social workers to our daughter’s foster home — was surreal. Six and a half years, Read More

After years of curiosity, 26-year-old Indian adoptee Shabana Deckinga travels to the country of her birth — bringing unexpected healing, and putting some long-held fears to rest. I set out on the trip back to India 24 years after my adoption. I was 2 and a half years old when I was adopted and, Read More

Eugene, OR – Clay and Shila Henderson of Hillsboro have been recognized as Oregon’s 2017 Angels in Adoption by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.