Note From Our Director

Our country is reeling as we try to contain a global pandemic and reckon with police brutality and racial justice. It can feel like a never-ending deluge of chaos, fear and uncertainty. And then there’s the pressure of… Read More

Call For Research Participants

ATTENTION Adoptive Families… The Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD), developers of TBRI, needs your participation in an exciting research study! KPICD has created a TBRI-based intervention (offered fully on-line) that is aimed at improving connection and… Read More

TBRI Web Training: Registration Now Open!

Increase the Connection and Nurture in Your Family! – Join our two LIVE web trainings in August If you are like many adoptive parents who love the book The Connected Child (by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross)… Read More

Resources for Families During the Pandemic from NCAC

The North American Council on Adoptable Children has compiled a helpful lists of resources for families. Click on the link for more information. “In this challenging time of anxiety about COVID-19 and how it’s changin our lives, we… Read More

How to Reset Your Summer After COVID-19

By Samantha Sutherland, California Branch Social Worker. It has certainly been a long and challenging spring for many families. And as we move into summertime, the warmer weather and the end to crisis schooling at home can be… Read More

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.