Holt Happenings

Holt In the News, Event Updates and Neighborhood Calendar


Winter Jam
Holt is excited to announce that in 2013, we will once again partner with Christian band NewSong to advocate for Holt child sponsorship during the upcoming Winter Jam tour!  Since 2006, NewSong has helped find more than 50,000 new sponsors for vulnerable children around the world. We are looking for volunteers to help sign up sponsors at each concert! If you are interested in volunteering at a concert in your area, please contact us by visiting www.holtinternational.org/winterjam. We look forward to seeing you at one of Winter Jam’s 11 fall concerts, or more than 50 winter and spring shows! Watch for tour dates at www.newsongonline.com, which NewSong will announce in October.

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Fall Tour: Ontario, CA • Las Vegas, NV • Glendale, AZ • Boise, ID • Portland, OR • Sacramento, CA • Fresno, CA • Rio Rancho, NM • Colorado Springs, CO • Lubbock, TX • Ft. Worth, TX


Somewhere Between
A recently released film about adoptees is reining in awards and reviews filled with praise. “Somewhere Between” is a moving documentary that follows four very different teen girls adopted from China at very young ages. Each young woman goes through a unique process of exploring and developing her identity as a transracial adoptee. The film presents the challenges and complexities of growing up as a minority in a majority family, and how each teen copes with these issues.  Sunday Silver, Holt’s director of post adoption services, said the documentary “is an important film for adoptive parents and prospective adoptive parents to view, as it gives them an opportunity to see and hear what adoption and culture means to adoptees.”

At Holt, we recognize the vital importance of providing services for adoptees and their families throughout their lives, and we continue to invest greater resources into our post adoption services department. At any time, adoptees can reach out to our post adoption services staff for assistance or guidance with anything from birth search and documentation services to heritage tours and opportunities to connect with fellow adoptees. For more information, go to www.holtinternational.org/adoptees.

Holt Events

The upcoming Holt gala dinner and auction in Portland will take place on November 9. All proceeds from the event will benefit children in Holt’s care in Korea, in honor of Molly Holt. The event will take place at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront at 5:30 p.m.

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This year’s New Jersey gala will take place on September 28 in Princeton. 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 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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For more information about Holt events visit www.holtinternational.org/events.

Neighborhood Calendar


  • September 22, Eldridge—Holt Family Picnic at Scott County Park, 11 AM – 3 PM


  • October 20, Metro Atlanta-Marietta—Holt Family Picnic at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3 PM – 6 PM


  • September 28, Princeton—Gala Dinner and Auction to benefit the Special Needs Adoption Fund. Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, 5:30 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:

Meghan Nelson for adult adoptee tours:

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

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