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!”
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.
A few months ago, caregivers in Colombia sat down with 7-year-old Dayton to record a video Q&A with him. And just like Dayton, his answers were cute, confident and funny.
“Hello,” he said, confidently and punctuated. “I am Dayton. And I am 7 years old. And I have a good idea.”
“What’s your good idea?” his caregiver asked him.
Could you be the right family for Hiro?
Seven-year-old Hiro is a sweet and helpful little boy whose caregivers describe him as having a “sunny personality.”
He came into care when he was just one day old, and has lived in his care center in China since he was a baby.
Hiro loves his friends, and has many interests and talents. He likes playing with remote control cars and Legos, loves working on art projects and also enjoys sports like soccer and rock climbing. He is confident and curious, imaginative and expressive. He likes to read and play games with his friends, and loves to help others.
Hiro has congenital heart disease and will need a family with the resources to meet his medical needs. Mostly, though, he just needs a loving, permanent family to support him as he pursues his interests and explores the world around him.
Could you be the right family for Hiro? For more information about this sweet and helpful boy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Could you be the right family for Charlize?
Charlize is a smart and active girl who loves school and is a talented artist.
Charlize came into orphanage care in China when she was 5 years old. When she was 6, she was adopted domestically in China, but her adoptive parents relinquished her back to the orphanage a year and a half later. Now 11, Charlize longs for a permanent, loving family of her own.
Charlize loves school, and though she doesn’t get as much support as she would if she lived in a family, she is succeeding in her classes! She is especially good at languages — Chinese and English — as well as math and art. She gets along well with her teachers and peers, and communicates herself well.
In August 2018, Charlize was reported to have moderate anemia and physical delays, but our social work staff has not seen indications of these delays in her videos or other information.
Charlize has been through several transitions in her young life, but she is brave and full of hope that she will one day have the love and stability of an adoptive family.
Could you be the right family for Charlize? For more information about this brave girl, contact Alycia Fahr-Zarlons at email@example.com.
In 2014, my husband and I adopted an infant boy with Harlequin Ichthyosis (HI). Daniel is now a smart, sassy, mostly healthy 5-year-old! Continue reading “What You Should Know About Mickey”
Jules is a sweet, charming and gentle little boy who loves to give and receive hugs. At almost 2 years old, Jules is one of the children waiting for his loving, permanent family.
This year’s National Adoption Awareness Month campaign made quite the impact!
Throughout the month, Holt families and adoptees helped show the real, raw, emotional moments that capture what it means to adopt, or be adopted. Through stories, photos and videos, they helped take people behind the scenes — showing the true joys and complexities of adoption, and inspiring others to start their own adoption journey, advocate for kids waiting for families or reach out to Holt’s post-adoption team for information about adoptee and family camps, adoptee mentoring through Circle Back, birth search assistance and more! Continue reading “National Adoption Month 2019: A Recap”
Meet Darren! He loves to play with toy cars and explore outside. People also describe him as funny, affectionate, compassionate and a helper around the house! Darren is 9 years old, and he’s one of the children waiting for a permanent, loving family.