Chinese adoptee and former Holt team member Katelyn Dixon shares about the challenges she sees many adoptees face, how Holt’s post-adoption team supports adoptees, and the value that adoption brings to society.
Over the summer, adoptee Katelyn Dixon visited Holt’s headquarters in Eugene to participate in interviews for a short documentary on international adoption that was set to appear on PBS in November. The documentary only ended up being five minutes long — and Katelyn appears briefly in it at the end! But she shared a lot more in her interview that didn’t make it into the final cut of the documentary. Below, we’ve pieced together a rough cut of Katelyn’s interview to share more of her insights on adoption and the adoptee experience, how Holt supports adoptees based on her experience working on the post-adoption team, and the value she believes adoption brings to society. (Note: At the end of the video, Susie Doig, Holt’s senior executive of U.S. programs, appears alongside Katelyn.)
Did you know Holt provides support to all adoptees?
Every adoptee has a unique and complex life experience. Holt strives to support all adoptees, regardless of their placing agency, by providing help with birth search, citizenship and more.