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The Time of Their Lives

The Time of Their Lives

Thank you for helping kids with special needs! from Holt International on Vimeo. For generations of children with special needs in Vietnam, school has been something only other children get to do. But now, in one rural community, over one hundred sponsored children are shattering stereotypes, exceeding expectations — and […]

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The Dreamers

The Dreamers

For children living in a garbage dump in Mongolia, the future held little to look forward to until one day, one of their own grew up, and opened a school just for them. 

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Elijah, right, while still in the care of Holt's long-time partner BSSK in Pune, India, just prior to joining his family.

The Kids Who Wait Longest

For children 5 and older, a family can be a dream that slowly fades. But older children are just as deserving of love, and have lots to give in return.

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Caught Between Childhood and Adulthood, Shuang Faces Her Last Chance

Caught Between Childhood and Adulthood, Shuang Faces Her Last Chance

Fourteen-year-old Shuang doesn’t have time for fun anymore. There are too many chores and, as a 9th grader, this is a critical school year. There is only time to study.

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Sixty Years of Adoptee Identity & Experience

Sixty Years of Adoptee Identity & Experience

In the 60 years since Holt began placing children through international adoption, both the adoption process and the services we offer have been influenced by the stories and lives of those who matter most — adoptees. 

by × December 1, 2016 × 2 comments

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To Have a Happy Life

To Have a Happy Life

At the Yesus Mena School for the Deaf, nearly 400 children can finally express their thoughts and feelings — bringing greater hope, and happiness, to their lives.

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Spotlight on Cambodia

Spotlight on Cambodia

How one brave group of women is seeking a better life for their children. 

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What ‘Special Needs’ Means Today

What ‘Special Needs’ Means Today

How children like Oliver, Amaya and Alex are redefining this often misunderstood term.

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Holden and Beth Anne greet Chris upon his return from deployment.

The Meaning of Family

A story about two boys with special needs from India, Holt’s work to improve their lives and the permanent loving families that welcomed them home to stay.

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