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.
Today, Ellia is thriving in her mom’s care. In just two years, Ellia
has grown from a shy and quiet 2-year-old to an energetic, outgoing, silly
4-year-old who is secure and so loved. Liz says adopting as a single parent is
“the hardest thing she has ever done on purpose,” but also the greatest gift.
Liz encourages all hopeful parents — whether married or single — to consider adoption.
We have a few long-standing adoption programs in that region, but two that stand out are our Philippines and Vietnam programs. Although smaller, they both have unique factors that might make them a good option for your family!
UPDATE: The deadline for the “Dear Colleague” letter has passed, but we will continue to provide updates on this legislation. Thank you for being an advocate for children in U.S. foster care, as every child deserves a loving and secure home.
As we work to ensure every child has a loving and secure home, advocacy has remained a cornerstone of Holt’s work. To that end, we regularly support legislation that aims to improve child welfare standards, strengthen the rights of adoptees, and clears the path for more children to join permanent, loving families through adoption in the U.S. and abroad. Together, we can work toward a world where no child is left without a family.
This week, you can join Holt and help advocate for children in U.S. foster care who are waiting for permanent, loving families through adoption.
Lonnell is an outgoing, intelligent and active little boy.
At 8 years old, he loves to meet new people and play sports with his friends!
When he was 6 years old, Lonnell received an operation for an
hernia. Since the operation, his health has improved significantly. He can now
run, jump and play with other children his age.
Lonnell has a strong curiosity, giving him the excitement to
explore and learn more about the world around him. He openly communicates his
thoughts and feelings, and he is always polite and positive.
He also excels in the classroom and loves to ask questions.
As a problem-solver, Lonnell strives to understand whatever lesson is put in
front of him. In 2017, he received an award for being an outstanding student at
A family that loves to explore and has a good understanding
of older child adoption would be the best fit for Lonnell.