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Special Needs Adoption

Mindy and Alaina during their first week together in China.

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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Adoption Prep

Understanding “Abandonment”

Understanding “Abandonment”

The reasons parents can’t parent their child are often far more complex than they seem.

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Post Adoption

Talking About Birth Parents

Talking About Birth Parents

Things for adoptive parents to consider.

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Adoptee Scholars

Korean-American

Korean-American

One adoptee’s story of discovering his identity. 

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Sponsorship

Not Just a Success Story

Not Just a Success Story

Vietnamese adoptee Clare Larson reflects on her life, her family and her hopes and dreams for the child she now sponsors in Vietnam.

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