As we look back at the stories we shared in 2019, these 10 videos left the biggest impression on our followers — and on us. Which one is your favorite?
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”
Over one-third of child deaths in Haiti are due to malnutrition. But malnutrition is not a simple problem.
Dayana couldn’t afford milk. Sometimes, instead, she would make a juice out of carrots and porridge for her daughter, Quyana.
Undernourished herself, Widline barely had any breastmilk to feed her newborn son, Bernardo. She tried to nurse, but after a month, he just stopped feeding.
Christian music’s largest annual concert tour brings awareness to Holt’s work through child sponsorship.
Eugene, Oregon, Dec. 20, 2019 — Holt International Children’s Services, the nation’s leading international not-for-profit child welfare and adoption organization, announced today that it is once again aligning with Winter Jam to propel forwards its mission to serve children and families around the world. Winter Jam is a multi-band Christian concert tour that hits stadium venues across the U.S. each year. Holt’s partnership with Winter Jam and Christian artist group NewSong brings awareness and advocacy for children in need around the world through Holt’s child sponsorship program. holtinternational.org/winterjam Continue reading “Holt International Partners with Winter Jam 2020 (and 6,500 Volunteers) to Make a Difference in the Lives of Children Around the World”
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”
While traveling on this year’s Korea Gift Team trip with Holt, adoptive mom and donor Seri Boettcher kept a travelogue to tell her friends and family about the programs she visited and the children, families and individuals she met.
Holt Morning Garden Shelter
We travelled back to Seoul yesterday afternoon after a VERY moving morning in Daejeon (where we spent the night) at the Holt-sponsored Achimddeul Mother and Child Shelter. It seems with every Holt trip I’ve taken, there is one day that just hits me emotionally and I truly did not anticipate it would be this day on this trip. Continue reading “A Dispatch From The 2019 Korea Gift Team”
Holt’s Child Nutrition Program team travels to Mongolia to teach older children in institutional care an important life skill — how to plan and prepare nourishing meals.
In September 2019, the Holt International Child Nutrition Program piloted our very first children’s life skills training — “Roots to Grow!” This training, designed for older children living in institutional care, is a fun and interactive way to learn about basic life skills, including topics such as cooking, kitchen safety, nutrition basics, grocery budgeting, menu planning, and hygiene and sanitation. Continue reading “Roots to Grow! Life Skills Training for Orphaned Kids in Mongolia”
Hello, my name is Melissa and I am your sponsor. When I was younger, my name was Davaasetseg, which is very similar to your name, Battsetseg. I do not know if you were told this, but I was adopted from Mongolia at the age of 3…
These were the first lines of the first letter I sent to my sponsored child, Battsetseg, just last July. A year ago, I never would have guessed I would be corresponding with a child from my birth country of Mongolia! But it all started last Christmas, when my family decided to give a Gift of Hope…
In my family, like many, part of how we celebrate the holidays is by giving and receiving gifts. Last Christmas, we received Holt’s Gifts of Hope catalog, and looked at all the different kinds of gifts you could give to a family in need. We saw an image of a young boy proudly standing in front of a ger, which prompted my mom to ask, “Should we buy a ger?”
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.