Holt Post Adoption on NPR

Holt Director of Post Adoption Services Steve Kalb joined NPR this month to talk about Holt’s continuously growing programs for adopted children, teens and adults — developed with feedback from Adoptees by Adoptees, for Adoptees. Listen here: opb.org/…/s…/news-roundtable-transracial-adoption-farm-bill/  

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Six Themes for the Adopted Adolescent

The author of Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens discusses six common questions that adoptees grapple with in adolescence. by Debbie B. Riley, LCMFT Although not all teens dwell on each of the subjects described below, it is… Read More


The teen years can be difficult — not only for the teenager, but for the parents as well. They are years full of changes both physical and emotional; full of angst and hormones. For some teens, it is… Read More

School Projects, Social Anxieties and Finding Your Way

I spent the summer before I started 6th grade searching for the perfect jean jacket. I tried on so many jean jackets in so many stores, but always found something lacking. The fade of the denim would be… Read More

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A Birthfather’s Story

By Megan Herriott | Digital Marketing Specialist The most defining moment in Rob’s life was when he held his son, Stevie, for the very first time. Rob loves his son. And he’s a part of his life. But four… Read More

A Place of Belonging

This was my third year of being part of Holt Adoptee Camp, and my second as camp director. It’s hard to believe that I’ve only been part of this community for such a short amount of time, especially… Read More

Immigration & Citizenship: It’s Different for Adoptees

U.S. citizenship can be a scary subject for some Adoptees and adoptive parents. Rumors are flying, misinformation is spreading like wildfire, and fear is running high in the adoption community. Unfortunately, we don’t see any relief from these… Read More

Anxiety in Children

Anxiety is a term that we toss around quite a bit, especially in the mental health profession. But what does it REALLYmean? The dictionary definition is: a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about an imminent event… Read More