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.
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.
Stefani, Madalena and Jairo share a close bond. Not only do they support and care for one another, but they love participating in different activities together — especially anything involving art, music or sports.
Like most 6-year-olds, Davey is energetic and loves to play!
An affectionate little boy, Davey loves to be cuddled and hugged by his caregivers, and gets along well with others. His extroverted personality comes out through his talkative nature and a ready smile that greets you warmly. Continue reading “Davey Needs a Family!”
As Holt reestablishes an international adoption program in Hong Kong, adoptee Amy Banta and her mom, Julie, reflect on their lifelong journey together — and the orphanage in Hong Kong where they first met nearly 26 years ago.
A Beautiful Mess
My knee-jerk reaction to inquiries regarding my life is to respond with how simple and relatively ordinary it is. Yet in looking back on my 29 years, I am reminded of how my odds-defying early life ultimately shaped who I am today. I was 4 years old when my mom and Grandma “Lo” came to Mother’s Choice in Hong Kong to bring me home to America. While the actual adoption required no work on my end, I am humbled and deeply thankful for every person who fought on my behalf.
Logan is an energetic and curious 8-year-old boy who enjoys music and has a gift for dancing.
He came into care at birth and is diagnosed as positive for CMG IgG and negative for CMV IgM. He also has a curved right arm due to an injury that didn’t heal properly, but that doesn’t slow him down! Continue reading “Logan needs a family!”
Quinton is an easygoing and polite 8-year-old boy who will start the third grade next year. At school, Quinton works hard and loves to help others without being asked.
Quinton’s motor skills are on target, and he can dress himself, comb his hair and tie his shoes. In his free time, he loves to hang out with his friends and watch cartoons on TV – especially Superman. Quinton enjoys all kinds of food, but his favorites are fried chicken and fried eggs.
Experienced parents of Catholic faith who are open to unknowns and have a good understanding of older child adoption would be best for Quinton.
Carter is a responsible and friendly 10-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a teacher someday. He is in the 4th grade and especially enjoys his singing and drawing classes. Continue reading “Carter Needs a Family!”