Support & Education

We’re here to offer short-term counseling and to refer you to mental health resources. We also educate families and professionals on best practices concerning parenting and counseling adoptees.

We are here and ready to help!

Holt is here for every member of your family throughout your adoption journey, whether through adoption-competent counseling services, education and training, parent coaching, or consulting and referral to services in your location. If you need to talk to someone, we’re here and ready to listen. We will also connect you with someone who can best support you through whatever issues or challenges you may be facing.

Post Adoption Coaching & Education (PACE)

All parents encounter challenges as their children grow up. And sometimes, issues may arise that leave you uncertain as to how best to respond. But not every issue requires therapy or counseling. The PACE program is here to help during those times.

Whether the challenge you’re facing is related to adoption or just typical developmental growing pains, each session will be conducted over a free video communications software that is secure and easy to use, works on any device and allows you to set up wherever is most comfortable and convenient for you.

Through Holt’s PACE program, you and your family will work one-on-one with an adoption-competent Holt professional over three sessions to identify strategies, tools and resources that will help address the specific issue or issues you and your child are struggling with. 

While every family situation is unique, some common issues include:

  • Managing behavior
  • Attachment/bonding
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Food issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Development
  • Transitions (school, life, etc.)
  • School challenges
  • Identity
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Trauma
  • Managing discipline
  • Dating
  • Birth issues/life books

For more information on PACE and general post adoption support, please contact us at [email protected].

Parenting Adoptees Training

Holt’s Parenting Adoptees training aims to help adoptive parents gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and considerations that adoptees and adoptive families face, such as racism, privilege and the role of birth parents. This training also provides information and resources to help your child develop a positive adoptee identity.

TBRI®: Trust-Based Relational Intervention

TBRI is an attachment-based parenting approach designed to meet the complex needs of children who have experienced early childhood trauma. Holt offers ongoing in-person TBRI workshops in our Illinois office. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Circle Back: Mentorship for Adoptees by Adoptees

Designed for adoptees, by adoptees, Holt’s Circle Back program strives to help youth adoptees build a positive identity. Help your child connect with an older adoptee through a Circle Back mentorship.