Becoming RJ

After five years in an orphanage in India, Ranjit came home to a family in the U.S. with the help of a grant from Holt’s Special Needs Adoption Fund. With the unconditional love and support of his family, “RJ”  is now becoming the boy he was always meant to be. Some days, Angie Hamstra looks …

A Perfect Fit

The Matz family reflects on their first experience adopting through Holt’s Korea program, and shares some exciting news about their plans to continue growing their family through adoption! Exploring the city in the bright, crisp morning hours while the rest of the city seems to be asleep.  The unexpected solitude of the corners of Gyeongbukgung.  …

A Changing Tide

Through services provided by Holt Sahathai Foundation, Holt’s partner agency in Thailand, a fisherman is able to provide for his family. Nadej casts his fishing net out into the murky, green water of the Pak Phanang River in the Nakhon si Thammarat district of southern Thailand. On this day, like many others before it, his …

A Bond Ten Strong

We have all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  This story provides proof of that old adage.  by Lisa Haydel-Vicidomina, Metairie, Louisiana In 1994, Holt called ten families to let them know amazing news: they each had a daughter waiting for them in China. In January 1995, my family met …