Holt adoptee Susan Cox highlights the importance of securing a certificate of citizenship, and urges all adoptees and adoptive parents to take this critical step. Susan also serves as Holt’s vice president of policy and external affairs.  When I was adopted in 1956, I came to the U.S. with a Korean passport and a, Read More

When most people think of adoption, they picture children. But adoption is a lifelong experience. And just like everybody else, adoptees grow up too. In our focus to serve children and families, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that being adopted doesn’t stop at age 18. Adoptees grow up. They become husbands, Read More

This past August, Holt’s director of adoptee services, Steve Kalb, attended a gathering in Seoul, Korea with over 700 other Korean adoptees. Together, they made meaningful connections and looked toward the future. They came from Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, France and the United States to celebrate and learn about the one thing, Read More

At the end of the 2016 Holt Heritage Tour to Korea, adoptee Kora Hanson spoke with the tour group about her personal perspective on adoption. Here is what she said: After hearing some of the adoption stories from the older adoptees, I felt compelled to share my experience with adoption, since I am one of, Read More

Holt adoptive mom Annelise Pierce shares her “been-there-done-that” cheat sheet for how to advocate for older adopted children at school — ensuring they receive the English language education they deserve. Put yourself in the shoes of your recently adopted child. With no English language skills, you can’t explain to your new parents how scared, hungry, Read More

Jennifer and Marc have six children. Three are biological. Three are adopted. And three of their children each have a different special need. But for all six of Jennifer and Marc’s kids, their hopes and dreams are just as big — and just the same. It’s an unusually warm spring day — the kind, Read More

For 60 years, Holt International has continued our mission, always remembering our Christ-centered history and always in prayer for the children and families we serve. Last month, I had the pleasure of attending our city’s prayer breakfast, a time for citizens of our community to come together in prayer for our nation, our city and, Read More

An adoptive father shares about deciding to pursue older child adoption, his son Eric, and how adopting an older child may be right for you and your family.  Our 6-month old baby seems to be growing at a healthy rate. In the past 6 months, he’s grown about 5 centimeters. He has a healthy appetite and, Read More

I started attending Holt Adoptee Camp in the summer of 2004. I was an Oregon camper from 2004 until 2011. The summer of 2011, I had the privilege of attending both Oregon camp as per usual, but also attending the East Coast camp, which showed me a very different type of life, even in, Read More

Yesterday on the Holt blog, Holt President and CEO Phil Littleton explored Holt’s gradual shift over the years from serving children primarily through adoption to serving tens of thousands more children every year through family strengthening and preservation programs. Today, Phil shares how Holt’s pre- and post-adoption services for adoptees, birth parents and adoptive families, Read More