From the Director of Post Adoption Services

Dear readers, In my 15 years at Holt, I’ve seen a lot of things change within the world of adoption. One thing that’s remained consistent, though, is the variety of populations the post adoption department is responsible for… Read More

TBRI Family Camps Returning to Oregon and Illinois — Summer 2020!

By Marissa Robello, LMSW, CSWA and Pam Shepard, LCSW We are happy to announce that Holt will be offering the Journey of Hope family camp experience for adopted children and their parents once again this summer — in… Read More

Parenting with Fear

My daughter turned 30 last year. Lately I have been reflecting a lot about parenting and what makes a good parent. Especially as she begins to think about becoming a parent herself. I feel truly blessed that my… Read More

Creating Connections with Older Children

By Celeste Snodgrass, LCSW-PIP | Director of Clinical Services Parents of younger children (under the age of 6 or 7) have many opportunities throughout the day to help their child meet their needs. Children often need help with… Read More

The Amazing Reunion Story of 3 Indian Adoptees

Thirty-one years ago, in December of 1988, Christina, Rekha and Deborah, along with two other Indian Adoptees, arrived in the United States. They were escorted from India by the Poindexter family, who took an adventure of a lifetime.

Change is coming… Are you ready?

Holt Adoptee Camp strives to offer a variety of different programs to meet the ever-changing needs of Adoptees and adoptive families. Consolidating and expanding upon current programs for adoptive families at camp is the next step in providing… Read More

Helping Teens to Circle Back

“I mean, this is even kind of fun!” In its second year of operation, Circle Back has evolved into something that I was not expecting. Two years ago, as we were putting together the curriculum, I pictured this… Read More

CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS: Strategies for Moving Forward

By Samantha Sutherland | Northern California Social Worker & PACE Coach Less than a year ago, we launched Holt’s Post-Adoption Coaching & Education (PACE) program. In that time, it has become clear to us that parents really are… Read More

FAQs about TBRI ®

By Pam Shepard, MSW, LCSW/Supervisor of Clinical Services and Marissa Robello, LMSW, CSWA Clinical Social Worker   What is TBRI and what does it stand for?              TBRI ®, or Trust-Based Relational Intervention, is a parenting intervention created… Read More

Need Help? New PACE Program Offers Personalized Support

By Carolyn Cain | PACE Supervisor As an adoption social worker in central California, I’ve had the privilege to witness firsthand the joy that comes with adopting internationally. As an adoptive parent myself, I’ve also experienced the adoption… Read More