The Role of Adoptive Parents in Birth Search

Through the years, I have received a number of calls from adoptive parents asking for advice on how to handle conversations with their child about their birth parents. They ask if they can search on behalf of their… Read More

Presenting “Adoptee to Adoptee”

Over the past couple weeks, Caitlin Howe and Steve Kalb of the post-adoption department have released two brand new videos on YouTube as part of our new ongoing web series called “Adoptee to Adoptee.” This video series produced… Read More

The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had To Do

By Megan Herriott | Staff Writer Fifteen years after placing her son for adoption, Gina Ledsma got in contact with Holt earlier this year. When we asked her if she was open to sharing her story, her response was… Read More

To Search or Not to Search – It’s Not My Choice

Growing up, I was (and still am) the kid who had to shake all of the presents under the tree. I just couldn’t wait for Christmas day. I was too excited to wait a week or two, and… Read More

Secrets in Your Child’s DNA

Recently, I listened to a recorded radio show at CreatingaFamily.org about adoptees using their own DNA to find their birth family. You all have probably seen the advertisements on TV about these services. I never imagined that they… Read More

“Lion” – A Movie Review

This movie really hit home. Adapted from the book “A Long Way Home,” Lion is based on a true story that is like and yet unlike any other story of loss, grief and struggling to move forward when… Read More

A Chinese Adoptee’s Birth Search

My job affords me the opportunity to bear witness to one of Adoptees’ most intimate and vulnerable experiences: birth search. Over the years, Adoptees have given me an array of reasons behind their motivation to search. Even though… Read More

Birth Search

In recent years, Post Adoption Services has seen an increase in the number of Adoptive Parents inquiring about Birth Parent search on behalf of their child. As a response to this rising trend, we thought we would share… Read More