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Feature Story

Elijah, right, while still in the care of Holt's long-time partner BSSK in Pune, India, just prior to joining his family.

The Kids Who Wait Longest

For children 5 and older, a family can be a dream that slowly fades. But older children are just as deserving of love, and have lots to give in return.

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Post Adoption

The Henderson kids on Anna’s first day of school, in September 2012. “Anna was so excited,” says Shila. “We actually started her half-day and homeschooled half-day for several months. Anna had lots of catching up to do, and it also helped with attachment.” From Left: Sam, Luke, Qiulan and Anna.

Family Foundations

One adoptive mom shares the lessons she and her husband learned as they helped their children overcome the effects of early trauma.

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Children Who Wait

Children Who Wait

Children Who Wait

These and other children need adoptive families.

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Dear Readers

Shannon and Jeff say even through their adoption process was tricky, the transition home has been relatively easy. Kettie is giggly and happy. She gained five pounds in her first seven weeks home.

Dear Readers

A message to our readers from Holt’s managing editor.

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From the Family

From left: Eli, 10, and Lucas, 11, in fall 2010 — a year after coming home.

The Language of Love

Older brothers Lucas and Eli faced many challenges coming home — from learning a new language, to blending with their new siblings, to finding their individual places within their new family. But no matter the difficulties, they soon discover that in this family, they will forever belong.

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Children Who Wait

These Children Need Families

These Children Need Families

These and other children need adoptive families.

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Feature Story

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