Holt International

A Legacy of Love for Children

Planned Giving

Children are living messages to a time we will not see

When you give a significant contribution to an organization, you want that gift to have lasting meaning. When you help an orphaned, abandoned or vulnerable child through Holt International, you encircle that child with the arms of a loving family, the greatest source of hope for a brighter future—a legacy that will live on for generations to come.

Holt International offers several planned giving options that will enable you to maximize your tax and financial benefits as well as build a significant legacy in the lives of children.

Living Legacies…
Kim Hanson--member of Holt’s board of directors, a Holt adoptee and adoptive parent

Kim Hanson as a child in Korea Kim Hansen today
Kim Hanson as a young girl in Korea Kim Hanson today

I treasure my life today because I was an orphan in Korea. A few years ago I visited my orphanage on Holt’s Motherland Tour. Seeing the surroundings and seeing all of the orphans currently living there, I felt tremendous gratitude for the life I was given by being adopted and having a permanent, loving family.

My first year of life remains a mystery, then I spent 3 1/2 years in an orphanage. At the orphanage I was described as “selfish and stubborn,” but why wouldn't any orphan be that way? Nothing was our very own.

At 4 1/2 years old I was adopted, and finally I was able to say I had something of my very own--a family. Being part of a family was my opportunity to live. I took all that was good in my childhood and carried it into adulthood and created my own family through birth and adoption. I was always grateful for being adopted, and I wanted to give another child the same opportunity at life that I had been given. Without the steadfast dedication and work of Holt International, I would not be where I am today.

Being involved with Holt has always been in the forefront of my mind. Volunteering and donating to Holt, I knew I was making a difference in the lives of the children. Holt will always be important in my life, and I know my entire family will always be grateful. Holt will be a part of our lives, now and in the future.

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