Kyle needs a family! Kyle came into care when he was about 11 months old. He is a growing boy that is on track developmentally both mentally and physically. His caregivers and peers love him and describe him as a spunky boy. You can often find Kyle running around with his friends or playing, Read More

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, Read More

Most of the children here don’t know they are HIV+. It’s too risky. Their teachers don’t know. Their neighbors definitely don’t know because if they did, they would have to move again. They’ve moved eight times in ten years, all 28 children. If their teachers knew, they would be isolated and discriminated against or, Read More

Bethany understands her need for a family very well. This joyful 13-year-old lost both of her parents when she was 4 years old, and moved in with her grandma, who she then lost when she was 9 years old. Now as Bethany approaches 14 years old, and is getting closer to the age at, 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

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

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.

On a recent trip to China, Holt social worker Amy Castle fell in love with an 11-year-old named Shane. Her heart broke for him as he witnessed his other friends at the orphanage prepare to meet their adoptive families and she couldn’t help but wonder, “When will it be Shane’s turn?”

Adoption is something we always considered we would do… some day. After several years of trying to have our own biological child, we realized adoption was going to be our next step. Adam and I went to several different adoption orientations. At first, we were planning to adopt a child domestically in the U.S., since, Read More