Rudy is a curious, sweet and strong boy who loves to explore the world around him. He needs a permanent family that will give him the love and care he deserves.
Due to a condition called retinoblastoma, he is blind in both of his eyes. At 3 years old, Rudy has already received two surgeries to help with his condition. He also wears an ocular prosthesis when he goes to sleep.
Even without sight, Rudy loves to play outside, spend time with others and play with toys! His favorite toys produce music or sound. Rudy also moves around freely in his environment.
The best fit for Rudy is a loving family that is committed to helping him thrive. His family should also have access to excellent medical and educational resources.
It is with profound sadness that we share the heartbreaking news that Molly Holt, daughter of Holt founders Harry and Bertha Holt, passed away early in the morning on May 17 in Korea. She was 83 years old.
In South Korea, Molly was known by many names, from the Mother Teresa of Korea to the Mother of all Korea’s Orphans. Although she devoted her life to caring and advocating for children and adults with medical, developmental and physical needs in Korea, she leaves a legacy that is felt around the world. Continue reading “In Memory Of Molly Holt”
The beautiful children in the photos below have been matched with loving adoptive families! But many children are still waiting.
Did you know that children just like the ones below still need families through Holt’s China program? They are in China right now, waiting. And we currently don’t have enough families to match them with! In fact, our list of families has dropped to under 40! If you have taken the first steps in your adoption journey, or even if you are still only considering adoption, you could be matched with a child soon through Holt’s China program.
Children currently in need of families are both boys and girls with a wide range of medical conditions, ages 2-13 on arrival. More than half of all placements for 2019 so far have included children matched between ages 1-4! The reality, however, is that many children ages 5-13 also wait for families. Continue reading “Children in China Need Families Now!”
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (May 16, 2019) – Holt International Children’s Services and Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS) announced today that LSS will transfer its private domestic adoption program to Holt International. The transition of the program will be complete by June 3, 2019.
Musician George Dennehy will headline Holt’s upcoming dinner & auction in Eugene on June 6, 2019, Portland on September 28, 2019 and Seattle on November 16, 2019. Born without arms to a family living in poverty in Romania, George barely survived his life in an orphanage before a family came forward to adopt him. Today, George tours the country advocating for children growing up orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable — to show how sponsorship can save the lives of children like him.
Watch our newest video in our racial identity series! As Adoptees, navigating racial identity is no walk in the park. Working to understand the challenges is all part of the process in getting a clearer and more confident picture of who we are.
Mina is a creative, talkative and playful 9-year-old. She loves to paint and listen to music, but she also enjoys telling stories!
When she first came into care, Mina was timid and shy. But it wasn’t long until she started feeling comfortable and interacting with her peers. New people tend to make her feel cautious, but once she gets to know someone, she loves to be around them. She can also easily express herself and her feelings.
At school, Mina is one of the top students in her class! She is quick learner, and she always loves to help her peers whenever she can.
Mina has ear deformities, as well as other delays. But Mina’s fine motor skills have developed quickly during her time in care .
The best fit for Mina is a loving, permanent family that has a good understanding of older child adoption, as well as the resources, care and love she’ll need.
Could you or someone you know be the right family for Mina? Please contact Alycia Fahr-Zarlons at email@example.com or view her photolisting profile for more information.
If you or someone you know has been considering adoption from
the Philippines, you may have heard some common misconceptions about the
adoption process. Below, we highlight the top 10 myths about adopting a child from
the Philippines, and provide some useful insight as you consider this program!
Myth #1: There isn’t
much information available about children waiting to be adopted from the
Fact: Holt receives very detailed family background,
behavioral, developmental and social information about children waiting to be
adopted from the Philippines.