Holt adoptive mom Karen Myers shares about Holt’s first Mongolia Heritage Tour and her 15-year-old son Zack’s experience visiting his birth country for the first time since he came home to his family. In July 2017, my son and I had the opportunity to join five other families from across the U.S. on Holt, Read More

Through social media and the movie “Lion,” Holt adoptee Phillip Sais reunites with the woman who escorted him from India to his family in the U.S. when he was just 19 months old.  It was the day after New Years when a mysterious Facebook message appeared on Phillip Sais’ phone. “I was just sitting around doing my, Read More

After years of curiosity, 26-year-old Indian adoptee Shabana Deckinga travels to the country of her birth — bringing unexpected healing, and putting some long-held fears to rest. I set out on the trip back to India 24 years after my adoption. I was 2 and a half years old when I was adopted and, Read More

  Tamar Reisner-Stehman is one of three 2017 Holt Adoptee Scholarship winners! Watch below as Tamar performs the dance she choreographed about her adoption and the unanswered questions she has about her birth mother.

While traveling on Holt’s 2012 Adult Adoptee Heritage Tour of Korea, Kim Buckley met the foster family that cared for her before joining her family in the U.S. This piece originally appeared in The Daily Nebraskan, the daily newspaper of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I found out why there is a stereotype of Asians being bad drivers, 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, Read More

Across China, many children with Down syndrome are waiting for loving adoptive families. Recently, our orphanage partners asked for help to find families for 16 children with Down syndrome, ages 10 months to 3 years old — each precious, each in need of a family to bring them home. There are Special Blessings grants, Read More

In searching for her birth mom, Holt adoptee Krista Gause meets her first biological family member — though not the one she expected. This post originally appeared on Krista’s blog, Adopted and Korean.  A few weeks ago it was January 17, the first time in my life that I recognized and memorialized my birth, Read More

This past year, our organization celebrated 60 years of serving orphaned and vulnerable children and families in countries across the globe. Over these six decades, our work has touched the lives of thousands of people — people whose lives collectively tell the story of who we are as an organization. Their stories are the story of, Read More

The year 2015 was an excellent year in stories on the Holt blog — so much so that we expanded our Top 10 list to a Top 15 of the year! In 2015, Holt’s creative lead, Billie Loewen, and I traveled to India, where we witnessed the incredible impact of Holt’s child nutrition program,, Read More