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

Growing Up, I WAS The Diversity

“You can’t be what you can’t see” – Marian Wright Edelman If you’ve ever sat down to interview someone for the first time, you know that there is just no way to predict the outcome. As I was… 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

Resources

We are pleased to announce that we have recently updated our resource list for adoptive parents. It is a comprehensive list of specific books and websites on various adoption issues. Please take some time to check it out…. Read More

How You Can Play, Connect and Beat the Winter Blues All at Once!

*Most activities from Theraplay ® activities flip book One of the most common struggles parents face is playing with their children. For some, it just doesn’t come natural to be playful with kids. Often, we are too heavy… Read More

Roundtable Event

We recently held our second roundtable panel training event — Race/Racism & Adoptee Identity — for adoptive parents and adoption professionals in Portland, OR. The three-hour training featured a diverse panel of adult Adoptees describing the challenges of… Read More

How to Strengthen Your Child’s Self-Worth By Simply ‘Being With’

by Carly Schrimpl, LCSW and Contract Therapist at Holt-Sunny Ridge   Parents are on the frontlines for developing self-worth in their children. And yet, the power and importance of a parent’s connectedness to their child is often underestimated…. Read More

Know Your Attachment Style: A Deeper Look at Creating an Attachment-Rich Relationship With Your Adopted Child

Over the past 60 years, we at Holt have observed thousands of adoptive parents and children come together to form families. Each family has had a different experience. Now, as we approach our 60th anniversary this year, we… Read More

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Karyn Purvis

On April 12, 2016, the world suffered an incredible loss. Dr. Karyn Purvis lost her battle with cancer but not before she impacted the world by helping thousands of families and children find dramatic levels of healing in… Read More

Adoption Parenting Pathways

Check out a custom-built database for adoptive families! Find resources that fit your needs. Adoption Parenting Pathways (APP) is a great feature from Adoption Learning Partners that connects families to a national database of post-adoption support and resources,… Read More