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

Jaylenn is waiting outside of his group home on a beautiful sunny day while the cherry blossom trees are still in bloom. He is eager to have visitors and greets the four of us with a huge smile and quickly ushers us into his home. Excited to see visitors, Jaylenn spins around a few, 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

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?

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

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

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?”

Watch out world! Payton is coming. Payton* loves to be active and play catch, and one day he wants to run around with his friends. For most of us, running is something that comes easily and we take it for granted. But for Payton, it is an activity that will require lots of perseverance, Read More