TBRI Camp Coming to Oregon, Returning to Illinois!

By Marissa Robello, LMSW, CSWA and Pam Shepard, LCSW Holt International’s branch office in Illinois, Holt-Sunny Ridge, ran its first therapeutic TBRI-based camp — the Journey of Hope — in 2017.  We are happy to announce that we will be… 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

Adoptee Camp

We are gearing up for another great camp season and we are so excited to see new and returning faces! Holt Adoptee Camp is such a special place for adoptees — not only do they have fun, but… Read More

Call for Research Participants

We receive several requests from academics asking Holt to help recruit participants for studies on international adoption. Once we determine if the study is relevant to our work, will contribute substantially to our field, and has passed IRB approval, we… Read More

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/  

Circle Back!

A new service for youth and teen Adoptees! (click here)

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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