In October of this year, Jordan Love traveled to Korea as part of the Happy Together tour for adoptees with special needs. This was his second time traveling on the Happy Together tour. And this time, he brought back with him some fresh insight about the experience, including a deeper understanding of why it’s so, Read More

On October 19th, four adoptees will travel to Korea on the Happy Together Tour,  a trip designed to give Korean adoptees with special needs the opportunity to return to their country of birth.  While there, the adoptees will tour Holt-supported programs, take part in popular sightseeing activities, and some may be able to reconnect with caregivers., 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

Adoptee Megan Green just returned from the 2016 Holt Family Tour to Korea, a trip she had dreamed of for many years. The experience and the personal connections she made while in Korea will always remain close to her heart. I recently had the pleasure of being part of the 2016 Holt Family Tour, Read More

After her trip to Korea, adoptee Megan Green felt compelled to write a letter to her birth mother. This is what she said. Dear Birth Mother, The last two weeks have been the best two weeks of my life thus far. I have been blessed to be part of the 2016 Korea motherland family, Read More

From the Holt Korea tour, adoptee Krista Gause shares about visiting the town where her birth mother lived — and the reasons why she fell in love with it.  I only know a few things about my birth mother. She was 23 when she had me. She gave birth to me in Dongdaemun, Seoul. She died on, Read More

Adoptee Krista Gause continues to share about her experience on the Holt Heritage Tour in Korea. In this entry, she tells about a meaningful gift she received from Holt staff in Korea.  Today we went to Holt Children’s Services office in Seoul, and a lot happened! But for right now I’d like to share just, Read More

This summer, Holt adoptee Krista Gause will travel on the Holt Heritage Tour to Korea. Before her departure, she writes an honest and heartfelt letter to her birth mother, sharing about her life and grieving the fact that it is too late for them to meet.  Dear Mother, My name is Krista, and I’m, 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