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

Have You Heard About Circle Back Yet?

We are excited to announce a brand new innovative program that is meant to serve Adoptees and adoptive families! Circle Back encourages and empowers Adoptees to return to their adoption story. Through this new program, led by Holt’s… 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

Happy Journey 2018 Adoptee Tour

Holt Korea just opened registration for their Happy Journey 2018 tour! This tour is for adult Korean Adoptees and their spouse or partner. All program expenses, including room and board, are covered for the Adoptee and their partner… 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

Is Your Family Ready for a Homeland Journey?

It’s travel season — the time when many adoptive families begin to plan trips back to their child’s birth country. Whether traveling independently or with a tour group, it’s important that you and your child are prepared. The… Read More

Meet the 2018 Adoptee Scholarship Judges!

We are so excited to announce this year’s Holt Adoptee Scholarship judges: Angela Tucker, DANakaDAN and Natalie Kim! They will review the essays, videos, songs, dances and all other creative submissions sent in by Adoptees in response to… Read More