Holt adoptee Michelle Sherwood receives special recognition for her advocacy of children in need of families by Robin Munro, Senior Writer He flips. He cartwheels. He can even do “the worm.” Jayson hams it up for the camera as KSPR News, a station in Springfield, Missouri, films his acrobatic dance moves. “Blood rushes to, Read More

Adoptees discovering their homeland and heritage by Robin Munro, senior writer For Shannon Landry – a 16-year-old Nebraskan girl adopted as a baby from China – life so far has mostly revolved around school and soccer, friends and family. Returning to China rarely crossed her mind, though she thought it would be cool, she, Read More

A mother’s perspective When my nine-year-old declared there was “no way” he would go to Holt Adoptee camp for a whole week, I was disappointed. I was sure it would be a good experience, but he didn’t want to sleep away from home. I considered the usual parental options: persuasion, bribery and coercion! Fortunately,, Read More

The deadline to submit a graduate photo for the summer issue of Holt International magazine is July 1st.   If you are a Holt adoptee and graduated from high school, college or vocational school in 2012, fill out a graduate form and submit your photo, here. Short stories (250-700 words) from graduating adoptees, or their, Read More

July 31st marked the 10th anniversary of Bertha Holt’s passing. When asked how she would like to be remembered, Bertha Holt’s request was a simple one: “[Remember me] as that lady who loved the Lord,” she humbly replied. On the tenth anniversary of her passing, it’s fitting to reflect on Bertha “Grandma” Holt’s love, Read More

“God placed an abandoned Korean baby in our home so that almost 40 years later she could minister and provide the help we needed most at this time in our lives” by Mike Query Matthew 6:7-8 “When you pray, do not use a lot of meaningless words, as the pagans do, who think that, Read More

Communities build around shared experiences. Every year, adoptees and their families gather at Holt Annual Picnics to enjoy the company of those who share the unifying experience of adoption. Last year, over 2,100 people attended Holt’s picnics, from Oregon to New Jersey and several states between. We hope you can attend a Holt picnic, Read More

A week of self-discovery, friendship and fun “The Holt Adoptee Camps are about creating an adoptee community. International and transracial adoptees come together and get a chance to be around people who understand them,” said Holt Youth Services Coordinator Michael Tessier, a former camper and camp staff member. Every summer Holt manages five camps, Read More