A message to adoptive families from Holt’s clinical services team.
During these times, we are being bombarded by recommendations geared towards keeping up with our children’s academic needs. Such recommendations, while important, often leave out the essential task of prioritizing connection and self-care.
Our children need connected/supportive parenting now more than ever, and providing this approach should be our top priority.
Meg is an energetic, happy, darling 6-year-old girl who is waiting for a family of her own.
She came into care in China when she was just 9 months old and has been waiting ever since. As you can see in her video, she loves to run around, play and laugh. Her caregivers also describe her as strong willed, smiley, extroverted and talkative.
Meg has some developmental and cognitive delays as well as deformities in the fingers on both of her hands. But with the resources, care and love that she can only find in a family, Meg would thrive.
Right now, Meg attends a specialized school where she has learned to count up to ten. But her favorite thing to do at school is dance with her classmates!
Meg needs a family prepared to meet her physical and developmental needs. She needs a family that will play and dance with her and give her all the love she deserves. Could you or someone you know be the right family for Meg?
For more information about her, email our adoption specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until we live in a world where every child can grow up safe and loved in a permanent, loving family, Holt will continue to provide and advocate for ethical, child-centered international adoption.
Late last month, our fellow U.S. adoption agency Bethany Christian Services announced their decision not to renew their international adoption accreditation when it expires at the end of March 2021. In a blog post, their vice president of global programs, Kristi Gleason, shared how they prayerfully came to this decision after nearly 40 years of helping children come home to families through international adoption.
“The future of adoption is working with local governments, churches, and social services professionals around the world to recruit and support local families for children and to develop and improve effective, safe in-country child welfare systems,” Gleason wrote. Continue reading “Why International Adoption is Still Needed”
Julien came into care when he was 5 years old, and has been waiting for a permanent, loving adoptive family ever since.
Now 10 years old, Julien is sensitive and sweet and likes to be active! He loves to ride his bike, run, use the slide and swings, dribble a basketball and throw a ball as far as he can! Continue reading “Julien Needs a Family!”
After eight years of waiting, 8-year-old Jyn finally came home to a loving, permanent family two months ago. A generous, donor-funded grant from Holt’s Special Needs Adoption Fund helped bring her home just in time.
When Sara Croasdaile traveled to China to adopt her son Cam, she already knew she’d come back.
Could you or someone you know be the right family for Bodin?
When asked how they would describe Bodin, his caregivers said he has a sunny personality! Bodin has some special needs, but he is a fighter who never gives up. He has not had the opportunity to attend school as much as other children in the orphanage, but when he attended special education classes in 2018, he was loved by both his classmates and his teachers. Continue reading “Bodin Needs a Family!”
Carter is 11 years old, but has lived in an orphanage since he was a very young baby.
He loves to play volleyball, soccer and jump rope, and is a very naturally talented dancer! His caregivers describe him as friendly, talkative, competitive, sensitive and smart. He is an extrovert and loves spending time with the nuns and other children at his care center.
Every year, the Post Adoption Services department chooses a group of leadership staff and counselors to spend their entire summer at Holt Adoptee Camp — a weeklong overnight camp for international and domestic adoptees, ages 5-17. The staff members grew up all across the U.S., and they come from different backgrounds, families and cultures.