Your 2020 Impact for Children With Special Needs

In 2020, Holt sponsors and donors provided everything from rehabilitative therapy, medical care and special education to caregiver training and adoption grants for children with special medical and developmental needs. Read about your impact in the poster below! Read stories about how you’re changing the lives of children with special needs at holtinternational.org/blog!

Encouragement in the Unknown; A Special Needs Adoption Story

Maria Sebralla, adoptive mother of six, shares about staying encouraged despite the unknowns that may come with special needs adoption. I knew I had met “The One” for me when my boyfriend said, “Children…Yes! I would love a dozen!” As a young married couple, we planned for many children. After years of marriage and no …

In Vietnam, Sponsors Send Kids With Special Needs to School

For generations of children with special needs in Vietnam, school has been something only other children get to do. But now, in one rural community, over one hundred sponsored children are shattering stereotypes, exceeding expectations — and loving every minute of it. A longer version of this story originally appeared in the spring 2018 Holt …

Finding Families for Children in Thailand With Special Needs

This month, three Holt staff members will travel throughout Thailand to assess 130 children who are eligible for adoption through the Thailand Special Needs Program.  Right now, I’m packing my suitcase, preparing for a 24-hour flight and an exhausting two weeks in Thailand. But I can’t wait! Over the next three weeks, I will travel …

Thailand Special Needs Program Waiting Children

This month, Holt staff is traveling to Thailand to assess 130 children waiting for families through the Thailand Special Needs Program. Here are just some of these amazing kids! Because of Thailand’s child protection guidelines, we can’t share identifying photos or real names.  2021 Update: Jane and Samuel are no longer eligible for adoption, but …

At a Special Needs School in Vietnam, One Girl Receives a Gift Beyond Price

Born with severe sight and hearing impairments, it’s like Giang was trapped, unable to communicate with the world around her. But then, everything changed. Giang sat on the back of her family’s motorbike, riding home after a full day. Her mother thought everything was going well, until out of the corner of her eye she …