Read and share Paige’s* story to help find the family she needs and deserves. Could you be the right family for Paige? A $3,000 Special Blessings grant is available to help the right family bring this bright and joyful girl home.  DOB: July 7, 2007, China Paige came into care two months before her 6th birthday., Read More

In China, some of the poorest children and families live in ancient, hand-dug caves — the only housing they can afford. In the harsh, frigid winters, life is not easy. But these kids are in school because of the support they receive from their sponsors. Through education, children like Ping have the best possible chance, Read More

In his 2 and a half years, Brennan has come such a long way. Brennan weighed just 2.38 pounds when he was born at just 27 weeks, 5 days. He spent his first six months in the hospital. His first couple of years have included several respiratory illnesses and surgery for a patent ductus, Read More

Adoptive mom Jen Skipper shares about adopting her son who has developmental delays — the unknowns, the hardships and the hope she now has for his future. It was time to go and meet our fifth child, our second adoption from China. Our path to him had been clear — we knew he was, Read More

Are you or someone you know the right family for Kit? Holt International recently announced a $3,000 Special Blessings Grant to help with Kit’s adoption! Two years ago, my daughter Joy and I joined a Holt Ambassador trip to China. Our group of mostly adults met over 40 children with special needs who were waiting for a, Read More

Most children with Down syndrome grow up to live long, happy lives — and many will hold jobs, live alone, marry and enjoy all the same things in life as any other person. Children with Down syndrome tend to thrive in loving homes that help them access inclusive education, ongoing medical care, early intervention, Read More

Since coming home to her family last year, Devki Horine — who has cerebral palsy — has  amazed them with all she can do.   Don’t tell me why you can’t. Let’s find a way you can. Terry and Drew Horine say this is a mantra of sorts for their family. Since they brought, Read More

Coco is a sweet 3-year-old who was born with Down syndrome. When she was just six months old, she came into care at an orphanage in China. Her time in care has helped her grow strong and healthy, and she has a very good appetite! She is a very active child and loves being, Read More

Kids with cleft lip and palate generally lead healthy lives, and clefts vary in severity. Some children will need less intervention than others. Many children will require several surgeries, and adoptive families should have access to good medical and orthodontia care. Cleft lip and palate repairs are not just cosmetic, and children may need, Read More

Adoptive mom and physician assistant Kristen Gehring shares about her daughter Cora, what she’s learned about cleft lip and palate since Cora came home from China, and all the ways in which this “wonder of a child” completes her now family of five.  Our family of four was at the Oregon coast on vacation with, Read More