5 Things to Know about Adopting a Child With Cleft Lip and Palate

Kids with cleft lip and palate generally lead healthy lives, and clefts vary in severity. Some children will need less intervention than others. Many children will require several surgeries, and adoptive families should have access to good medical and orthodontia care. Cleft lip and palate repairs are not just cosmetic, and children may need ongoing …

Holt Employee Testifies for Proposed Legislation on Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries

An adoptive father and longtime Holt employee recently traveled to Oregon’s capital city to testify on behalf of a bill that would increase insurance coverage for cleft lip and palate surgeries in Oregon.  His story can be found on the front page of today’s Register Guard.   Dean Hale, Holt’s director of services for India, …

Why International Adoption is Still Needed

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 …