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Essay Contest Winner

Adoption: An Adventure Tale

Adoption: An Adventure Tale

In her winning submission to Holt’s 2016 adoptee essay contest, Noel Hincha explores how adoption has shaped her identity. Noel is currently a student at Marquette University in Wisconsin.

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Adoption Prep

Five Pieces of Advice From Transracial Adoptees

Five Pieces of Advice From Transracial Adoptees

When it comes to adoption, especially about how to be an awesome parent to an adopted child, some of the best advice is going to come from the people who have lived it — adoptees themselves. 

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Adoptee Perspective

Coming Home

Coming Home

Adoptees from different countries describe what the adoption process was like for them, and what life was like during their first few weeks in the United States.

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From the Family

A Place of Love and Healing

A Place of Love and Healing

At Peace House, Holt’s medical foster home in China, Zoe Thomas finds the nurturing care she needs to recover from cleft lip surgery before traveling home to the U.S. with her adoptive family. 

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Adoptees Today

A Campus Oasis

A Campus Oasis

Four University of Oregon students reflect on the first year of Adoptee Meets World — a college adoptee group founded by Holt staff members and adoptees Steve Kalb and Emily Thornton.

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From the Family

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

Single mom Tina Schied discusses the joys of parenting teenage sons and of following her dream to grow her family through adoption.

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From the Family

If You Know Us And Love Us…

If You Know Us And Love Us…

In a blog post for friends and family, adoptive mom Kristin Peddicord answers some of the questions she and her husband, Casey, have received since they arrived home with their daughter. 

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Special Needs Adoption

Because All Children Deserve a Family

Because All Children Deserve a Family

For her seventh grade “Go Make a Difference” project, adoptee Emily Pickett chose an issue close to her heart: advocating for children with special needs.

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Adoption Prep

Fundraising Do’s and Don’ts

Fundraising Do’s and Don’ts

Today, fundraising is a popular way for families to complete their adoption journey and welcome a child into their home. But there are some important things to consider before you jump into the wild world of fundraising.

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