Isaac is not shy of the spotlight and when someone pulls out a camera, he loves to strike different poses and perform. His foster family describes him as an extrovert who smiles a lot and gets along with others well. He has lived with his foster family since 2013 and he is very close, Read More

I don’t think we could handle that. Thinking about adoption can be scary! Will I be a good parent? Will my child and I bond? Will I be able to provide for the specific needs my child has?

Daniel needs a family! Daniel* is a playful 3-year-old who currently lives with a loving foster family. They describe him as a gentle boy who is especially attached to his foster mother. He is becoming more curious and likes playing with things that have moving parts. In fact, in one of his check-up appointments,, Read More

At one special medical foster home in China, orphaned and abandoned children from all over China with severe medical needs, health conditions and special needs receive such amazing care, they blossom right before their caregiver’s eyes. Peace House is not an actual house, but rather a small apartment on the 26th floor of an, Read More

It’s very hard to advocate for children you can’t see. That’s why Holt’s registration status in China is so critical. Jian stands leaning on a crib in a dimly lit room with high windows, while a half-moon of neatly dressed men and women hang on her every word. All around her, more cribs, each, Read More

Around the world, most children come into care not because their families don’t love them, but because they can’t care for them. And far too often, they reason they can’t care for them is because their children have special medical or developmental needs. But through the innovative programs of one longstanding partner in Mongolia, Holt supporters are working to, Read More

Born with severe sight and hearing impairments, it’s like Giang was trapped, unable to communicate with the world around her. But then, everything changed. Giang sat on the back of her family’s motorbike, riding home after a full day. Her mother thought everything was going well, until out of the corner of her eye, Read More

Theo likes to break misconceptions. When I was told that the next child I would get to see in the orphanage was a 6-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and multiple lower limb issues, I automatically had a picture in my head of what this child might be like. The effects of CP can vary, Read More

Declan is a healthy little guy with Down syndrome who came into care when he was about one month old. Energetic and outgoing, Declan will seek out others to play with and he is especially good friends with Carter, another waiting child in has care center. The two like to play together.

Now 13 years old, Jordan will soon age out of eligibility for international adoption. One afternoon, back in 2012, in a care center in Southeast Asia, a caregiver was going from room to room, tidying up while the children played nearby. As she finished up in the last room, she walked to the door,, Read More