Holt Happenings

Holt In the News, Event Updates and Neighborhood Calendar


Holt Family Picnics

Join Holt staff, families and friends at upcoming picnics across the U.S.! Holt family picnics are a great opportunity to connect – or reconnect – with other adoptive families and adoptees. If you are considering adoption, Holt picnics are also a great way to meet and ask questions of experienced adoptive families in a casual, fun atmosphere. They are also just a fun way to spend an afternoon with your kids! Check out the dates and locations on the neighborhood calendar below, and register online at https://www.holtinternational.org/picnics/.

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Karyn Williams to Appear at New Jersey Gala

This year’s New Jersey Gala and Dinner Auction will take place on September 28th in Princeton, New Jersey. All proceeds will benefit the Special Needs Adoption Fund, which helps families overcome the financial barriers that often come with adopting a child with special needs. As a special treat, Christian music artist Karyn Williams and her husband, composer Brian White, will perform at the event! Visit karynwilliams.com/adoption/ to learn more about Karyn’s connection to adoption and to Holt.

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Join Holt’s Vision Trip to India!

Are you a Holt child sponsor? Adoptive family or adult adoptee? A Holt donor, or just someone who is interested in Holt’s work and wants to learn more? Then this trip is for you! Holt created vision trips to give our supporters the opportunity to travel with us, see our programs, and meet the children and families we serve overseas.

Join us for our next vision trip – to India – in November 2013!

The deadline to sign up is Labor Day, September 2nd. But hurry to secure your spot, as the trip may fill up much sooner. For more information click here.


Neighborhood Calendar


  • July 28-August 1, 2013, Camp Rockin U—Holt Adoptee Camp for adoptees 9-16 years old (day camp is July 31)IOWA
  • September 22, Eldridge—Holt Family Picnic at Scott County Park, 11 AM – 3 PM


  • July 21-25, 2013, Calvin Center—Holt Adoptee Camp for adoptees 9-16 years old
  • October 20, Metro Atlanta-Marietta—Holt Family Picnic at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3 PM – 6 PM


  • July 13, Omaha—Holt Family Picnic at Cooper Memorial Farm, 11 AM – 3 PM


  • August 4-9, 2013, Camp Louemma—Holt Adoptee Camp for adoptees 9-16 years old (day camp is August 8)
  • September 28, 2013, Princeton—Gala Dinner and Auction to benefit the Special Needs Adoption Fund. Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, 5:30 PM


  • August 3, Eugene—Holt Family Picnic at Camp Harlow, 11 AM – 3 PM
  • November 9, Portland—Gala Dinner and Auction benefitting children in Holt’s care in Korea. Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 5:30 PM

Get the Info:

For Holt Adoptee Camp and Family Picnic information, contact:
Pame Chow at pamec@holtinternational.org

For Events information, contact:
Shonna Wells at shonnaw@holtinternational.org

For Holt Heritage and Adult Adoptee Tour information, contact:
Sara Higgins for China tours:

Paul Kim for Korea tours:

Courtney Young for adult adoptee tours:

For Vision Trip information, contact:
Sally Dougherty at sallyd@holtinernational.org

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