Born with a condition that progressively stole his eyesight, Levi urgently needed advanced medical care to save what was left of his vision. But first, he needed to come home.  Before Melissa Combs traveled to bring her son Levi home, endless questions of concern raced through her mind: “Does he have other developmental delays? Is, Read More

Holt adoptive mom Angie Lewis shares why she and her family volunteer every year to help sign up new child sponsors at Winter Jam and other Holt events. In January 2012, my husband and our three oldest children attended Winter Jam in Atlanta. They all came home that night so excited about the concert. My husband, Read More

Adoptee Nephtalie Moore was still in Haiti when the country’s devastating earthquake of 2010 hit. Her older sister, Martine, and soon-to-be adoptive family were in South Carolina. One year later, Martine and Nephtalie were reunited — solidifying a bond that today remains as strong as ever. Rebecca Moore was the first one in her, Read More

This past year, our organization celebrated 60 years of serving orphaned and vulnerable children and families in countries across the globe. Over these six decades, our work has touched the lives of thousands of people — people whose lives collectively tell the story of who we are as an organization. Their stories are the story of, Read More

For children adopted internationally, books can provide a meaningful window into the culture to which they were born. Here, adoptive mom Riann Schell shares a reading list of some of her family’s favorites — including those deeply rooted in and about the culture of the author, and those whose themes transcend culture, place and time. , Read More

At Holt, we are blessed to receive photos and updates from adoptive families nearly every day. We love seeing how children grow and change when they are nurtured by the individual love and attention of their family. Sometimes, adopted children change so much in a short period of time, it’s hard to believe we are, Read More

Andrea Olson writes a letter to her younger self, before she became an adoptive mom to five children, including four children with complex heart disease. This post originally appeared on No Hands But Ours, a site that aims to encourage, equip and support families adopting children with special needs from China. Hey there, shadow of myself!, Read More

Our journey to the family you see today was one that was filled with many ups and downs, but one that was well worth the wait.  My husband was adopted from Vietnam when he was eight months old and so for him, international adoption was always something close to his heart.  Then after trying for many years, Read More

Holt adoptive mom Holly Romero shares who she believes the real hero is in adoption. It’s National Adoption Month. And people always want to tell us how awesome we are for adopting. Like it’s some heroic feat that only the bravest can accomplish. Do you guys wanna know who the real hero is? It’s the, 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