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With Love, Care and Education

With Love, Care and Education

As Vietnam prepares to resume international adoptions to the U.S., Holt reflects on our primary role in the region — helping children grow and thrive in the loving care of their birth families.

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What is Holt sponsorship?

What is Holt sponsorship?

How far-reaching is its impact, and how does it change a child’s life? It really depends where you look. In one community in Ethiopia with a high rate of deafness, sponsorship helps children attend a special school for the deaf — which, in turn, helps keep them off the streets […]

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Children at BSSK received goodie bags??

A Vision For Children in India

Last November, Holt led a group of six supporters on a vision trip to India to see first-hand the programs and services that Holt provides vulnerable children and families through our legacy partners, Vathsalya Charitable Trust (VCT) and  Bharatiya Samaj Seva Kendra (BSSK). Vision trips are open to anyone with […]

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A Place of Hope & Promise

A Place of Hope & Promise

Whether it is two communities partnering to build a life-saving hospital, sponsors and parents joining forces to educate children with special needs, or a family welcoming home their newest edition, Holt International and the people of Shinshicho, Ethiopia have come together for one cause: to give children a brighter, more […]

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A group of Chinese adoptees in traditional dresses on the 2010 heritage tour of China. As most of the children placed in the 1990s were healthy, infant girls, tour participants are almost all girls. Paige Roberts stands second from the right in the back row.

A Generation Lost and Found

In 1993, Holt began placing children from China in loving families in the U.S. Here, our staff reflects on 20 years of international adoption and child welfare work in China — including the many Chinese adoptees who are now coming of age, graduating high school and beginning the bright futures […]

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Through the years, Molly has provided guidance to our staff and partners as they developed programs for children in countries around the world. But since she first arrived in 1956, her heart and home has always been — and always will be — with orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children in Korea.

The Woman With Miraculous Tears

In March 1956, Harry Holt hired a young Korean man named David Kim to help him build a child care and adoption program in Korea. The following October, Harry’s daughter Molly joined her parents in Korea – where, for many years, she worked alongside David caring for orphaned and abandoned […]

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Let’s Hear it For the Moms

Let’s Hear it For the Moms

Meeting your adopted child is not always sunshine and rainbows, as adoptive parent Kristen Cook can attest. But getting through those tough first months can often lead to greater understanding and a better, more rich, relationship

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The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home

 Three years ago, in the aftermath of Haiti’s devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the U.S. government began granting humanitarian parole visas to children then on track for adoption – permitting them to join their adoptive families in the U.S. At Holt Fontana Village, all but two children received visas. Earlier this month, […]

by × January 29, 2013 × 0 comments