Did you know that every parent who adopts through Holt goes through a special curriculum on transracial parenting?
In this time when families are searching for resources to help talk with their children about race and racism, we’d like to share one of our favorite pieces from this curriculum.
Click here for an age-by-age guide to talking about race and racism with your kids, written by Joemy Ito-Gates and Wei Ming Dariotis. While it’s geared toward transracial adoptive families, it’s an insightful piece and a valuable reference for every parent looking to discuss this sensitive topic with their child.
Tommy is a gentle and sweet boy who loves being tickled and playing chase with his foster sister!
He has a good relationship with his foster family and although he is quiet and shy with strangers, he is open and warm with known friends and his foster family. Continue reading “Tommy Needs a Family!”
Four-year-old Gracie was weeks away from traveling to her adoptive family in the U.S. when COVID-19 hit Haiti. With a heart condition and suppressed immune system, she urgently needed to be on the last known flight leaving Haiti. But no one expected it would take an army of compassion, and a miracle, to get her here.
It was 11:30. The exit letter office closed at noon.
Gracie’s flight — the last known flight leaving Haiti before the country shut down all air travel due to the pandemic — was scheduled to depart at 6 p.m.
Holt’s staff in Haiti had less than four hours to complete her documents so she could be on that flight to Miami, where her dad, Brian, would be waiting for her. Continue reading “A Miracle for Gracie”
Could you or someone you know be the right family for these siblings?
Like all siblings, Adison, Archie and Annie have their own individual personalities and interests. But they all share a love for drawing, singing and dancing! They also enjoy swimming and going to the local sports center where they ride bicycles and horses together. Continue reading “Adison, Archie & Annie Need a Family!”
For her class community service project, adoptee Anna Hebert launches a fundraising campaign for impoverished families in Mongolia — and raises enough to provide a herd of sheep and goats for three families!
My name is Anna Hebert, and I am currently in 11th grade at a public charter school in Southern California. I was born in a small province in China called Hunan and adopted through Holt as a baby. I have always loved helping out those who are less fortunate than I am.
This whole project started because my school has a graduation requirement to do a community service project. After learning about this graduation requirement in seventh grade, I was really excited to tackle a project that would change the lives of others in a positive way. Continue reading “A Herd of Sheep, a Lifetime of Hope”
We are excited to announce the fourth annual Holt International Adoptee Scholarship contest!
Three adoptees will each win $500, thanks to the generous contributions of donors.
This opportunity is open to any adoptee who is a 2020 high school graduate planning to attend higher education, or any adoptee currently enrolled in a university, trade school, technical training program or other eligible educational pursuit. Continue reading “2020 Holt Adoptee Scholarship”
Since April 22, we have heard from a number of families concerned about President Trump’s executive order suspending immigration to the U.S. during the economic recovery period following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every year on June 1, the International Day of the Child, Holt sponsors and donors help throw a massive party for children in our programs around the world! For children who have so little — children living in poverty with their families or in orphanages or foster homes without a family of their own — your generous gifts create a day of abundance, laughter, silliness and fun.
Just look at the smiles on the faces of these kids at last year’s parties… YOU made this happen. You have a beautiful heart, and we’re so grateful for you.