When Frankie* grows up, he wants to be a superhero. For now he just practices by pretending with his friends. But someday, he will be saving people from the bad guys and defending the world from evil. Like many superheroes, Frankie has some obstacles that he is working to overcome — obstacles that may, Read More

  Ayele is 12 years old. For the first nine years of his life, he never stepped foot inside a school. Profoundly deaf, he had no way of communicating with his family beyond pointing and gesturing. But when the Yesus Mena School for the Deaf came to his community in Ethiopia, for the first, Read More

Dustin is a friendly and energetic boy who has been in care since he was three 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 a lisp, but is otherwise healthy!, Read More

Life can be challenging, and when things come up that we think are too hard, we tend to give up. The easy way out is very appealing to most of us. But Malachi is not most of us.

Meet Chuck Mitman, Holt’s new chairman of the board. A businessman with vast experience in China and a Holt board member since 2012, Chuck has a contagious passion and excitement for creating a better world for children and families. This past fall, Chuck traveled to visit Holt programs and learn more about our work, Read More

Andrea Olson writes a letter to her younger self, before she became an adoptive mom to five children, including four children with complex heart disease. This post originally appeared on No Hands But Ours, a site that aims to encourage, equip and support families adopting children with special needs from China. Hey there, shadow of myself!, Read More

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

You are probably wondering why we posted this GIF. Well, while we would love to show an actual video of Vaughn and Sarah dancing, the adoption authority in their birth country doesn’t allow us to share their pictures or videos online. But they do love to dance, and we have many photos and videos, Read More

Troy has a love for life. His caretakers say he is extroverted and easy to talk to, humble and polite, and he pays attention to others and how they are doing. Someday he hopes that he can have a family of his own, but until then he is making friends at the orphanage.

You are extraordinary. Every month, you give some of what’s in your bowl to fill the bowl of a child in need — a child you have never met, and likely never will. This may be a sacrifice for you. Or it may seem small and inconsequential. But let us assure you, what you, Read More