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:

Could you be the right family for Silas? Silas is an active and happy boy who has been in care since he was about one day old. He is growing up and learning all kinds of things, like how to count, which colors are which and how to drive a little toy car.

Sylvia lives in the U.S. and needs a family to adopt her domestically! One look at these pictures, and you can see that Sylvia is an adorable, happy child with a big, wide smile and sparkling eyes. She loves engaging and interacting with others, and has a sweet temperament and rarely cries, much preferring, Read More

Christopher urgently needs a family before he ages out of the adoption process on his 14th birthday! This 13-year-old boy is one of the sweetest, smartest and determined boys you will ever meet. At summer camp he was quick to make friends with the teachers and talk about things he learned in school. He, Read More

Aubrey is not a cartoon, obviously. In fact, this silhouette that we use to represent her is nothing close to reality. Unlike this bland and formless photo, she is bright eyed with a grin from cheek to cheek, and if you could see her, you would be able to tell that she is so, Read More

Dustin has been waiting too long. Dustin is a friendly and energetic boy who has been in care since he was 3 weeks old. He is currently in the 1st grade and is reportedly learning well. He can write letters and numbers and enjoys counting. He is said to have mild cognitive delays and, Read More