Archive for September, 2017

Directions

From the President

From the President

A message from Holt’s president and CEO.

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Adoption Prep

Hear From Families!

Hear From Families!

Some of your best adoption advice will likely come from Holt families like these who have been through it before!

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Adoption Prep

Your Top 5 Questions Answered

Your Top 5 Questions Answered

A Q&A with Holt Adoption Advisor Caitlin Howe.

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From the Family

Older Child Adoption Advice

Older Child Adoption Advice

Adding an older child to your family comes with a unique set of joys and challenges. But as experienced families and Holt’s adoption-competent counselor will tell you, expectations are everything. 

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Special Needs Adoption

The Best Thing They Have Ever Done

The Best Thing They Have Ever Done

The Hostetter family opens their hearts to a little girl with Down syndrome.

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Special Needs Adoption

The Secret of Their Lives

The Secret of Their Lives

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, all 28 children would have to move again.

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Adoption Prep

Preparing To Be There

Preparing To Be There

Once your family is matched with a child, your social worker will walk you through the Child Prediction Path — a tool to help families anticipate and prepare for their child’s needs before he or she comes home.

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Adoption Prep

How to Build Loving Bonds Beginning Day 1

How to Build Loving Bonds Beginning Day 1

Tips from Liz Larson, an adoptive mom and counselor with a specialty in trauma. 

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Adoptee Scholars

William (far right) with his
family. From left, Vincent (India),
Claire (China), Emily (Korea),
Shaelani (China), Libbi (China) and
parents Jill and Ralph.

How Adoption Has Shaped My Life

William will be attending Grand Canyon University in fall 2017, and he is one of three 2017 Holt Adoptee Scholarship recipients!

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