Deacon urgently needs a family! In just a few short months, Deacon will age out of the adoption system and his chance at a loving and permanent family will disappear. His time is running out, and he needs a family soon. However, if we are able to find the right family for Deacon, a, Read More

Just before Chinese New Year at the end of January, Holt staff and child sponsorship advocates in Nanning, China, visited Wei’s rural village. Here, Wei lives with his mom and two sisters in a small home. Wei was excited to spend time with his advocate, Mr. Pan, who is the man in the leather, Read More

We urgently need families for girls and sibling sets who are older than 4 and have minor or no special needs. The parent eligibility requirements for our India program have also recently changed, and close to 120 children need families. Holt has strong partner organizations in India, and the adoption process is stable and, Read More

This is not an overstatement: whether or not Cole will ever be able to walk may likely depend on whether a family chooses to adopt him. Cole came into care shortly after birth and he has malformations of his hands and feet, which keep him from walking. His caregivers say it is unlikely that, Read More

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

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, the 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?, 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

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Amid the desolate hillsides outside Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is a place no one should call home. It is the city’s largest garbage dump, where hundreds of families reside, making a living from the refuse. Until recently, the children of this impoverished community mostly avoided school — fearing bullying and discrimination. But now, for the first, Read More

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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

Davie DOB: 8/31/2012, China Davie came into care shortly after birth. He was found by police officers and taken to a welfare institute, where he remains today. In March 2016, at the age of 4, Davie had glaucoma surgery, and now has improved vision. Although he still needs to hold objects close to his, Read More