Adoptive dad Keith Guess shares about his family’s experience with older child adoption, how it differs from adopting babies, and how Spencer and Leo — two teen brothers from Vietnam — have adjusted to their new home, and their new life, in the U.S. Susan and I were not thinking about adoption when she saw, Read More

Could you be the right family for Tamika? Tamika is in 4th grade and loves to learn. Her teachers praise her for her work ethic and high marks on her assignments. Some day, she hopes to be a teacher so that she can help others learn!

Adult adoptee Ying Lamb, now 22, shares her advice for children who come home at older ages, and for the families who adopt them.  Living in China, as a 13-year-old orphan about to be adopted, was a difficult feeling. My whole life — the hard times, and the good times — were about to, Read More

Are you or someone you know the right family for Kit? Holt International recently announced a $3,000 Special Blessings Grant to help with Kit’s adoption! Two years ago, my daughter Joy and I joined a Holt Ambassador trip to China. Our group of mostly adults met over 40 children with special needs who were waiting for a, Read More

Like many children waiting for families in China, Shane was born with a cleft lip and palate. But it wasn’t long before his clefts were surgically repaired, and now, all he has to show for it are two small scars above his lip. When it comes to living life like any other kid, Shane, Read More

Joseph emanates joy; I mean, look at his smile! Joseph was born with a deformity of his left foot and ankle that prevented him from walking or getting around on his own. But after corrective surgery and receiving physical therapy, he can now walk without help from anyone — using a walker to get, Read More

Amy Castle, Holt’s administrative social worker for the China program, recently visited a new orphanage partner for Holt in China. Very few children at this orphanage have joined families through international adoption, and many of them are older and some have manageable special needs. Below, Amy shares about her experience meeting these children, including, Read More

Bennett has a dream! When he was about a month old, Bennett was left at the front steps of his care center. He has lived here his whole life, and is now 7 years old. Bennett is a shy kid at first, but quickly warms up to people! Humor is one of his favorite, Read More

We need families to adopt from the Philippines! The Philippines program is small, stable, predictable and in urgent need of families for children. This program is a great fit for:

Could you be the right family for Silas? Silas is an active and happy boy who has been in care since he was about one day old. He is growing up and learning all kinds of things, like how to count, which colors are which and how to drive a little toy car.