Jack is Resilient!

Jack came into care when he was about 6 months old. He was found by police and brought to a child care center. When he first came into care he cried a lot, and didn’t have a good appetite. He got sick easily, and had to go to the hospital often due to asthma. Read More

We are excited to share that little Liu — now Penelope Lian — is home with her family in New Jersey!

Penelope with her mom, Lauren.

Earlier this year, sweet Penelope was living at Peace House, Holt’s very special, donor-supported medical foster home in Beijing. Because Penelope was born premature and experiencing global delays, Peace House offered a more nurturing alternative to orphanage care. At Peace House, Penelope received 24/7 attention from a dedicated caregiver and she grew and developed rapidly in a short time. Read More

In a post originally on their blog, We the Lees, Lee Fritz shares about he and his wife’s trip to Korea, and the unforgettable afternoon he spent with Molly Holt. 

Exactly one year ago, I had the distinct opportunity of meeting a woman whose life work was dedicated to helping orphans and abandoned children – a work that has had a direct impact on my life. She has always put the needs of others ahead of her own and is such an inspiration. There were probably times when she struggled to keep going and was under so much pressure that it would have been easier to quit and do something else. She, of course, did not quit, but continued building an organization that has helped thousands of children around the world. Her name is Molly Holt.

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Charles Abbey at the United Nations in New York.

Following a vigorous application process, Holt International is excited to announce that we’ve received special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations (UN), credentials that will allow us to both influence and advocate for improved social welfare practices, orphan care and treatment of orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children on a multinational platform.

While the United Nations is primarily a platform for nation states, international non-governmental organizations like Holt International provide critical civil society perspective and practice-based solutions. Holt International joins 3,800 non-governmental organizations from around the world on the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, organized by ECOSOC. We are recognized and accredited among the family of nations as a leader and expert in the field of child welfare, one of the UN’s top priorities. Read More

As a baby, sick from the effects of polio, Derek Parker was found at the gates of Holt’s Ilsan Center in Korea. The whole trajectory of his life changed when Molly Holt knelt down, picked him up and brought him inside…

“There’s a child at the gate — come look.”

This is the beginning to all that Derek Parker knows about his life.

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