Little girl in red tank top smiles big

In our July 2023 Holt calendar photo, we feature a young girl named Angel in the Philippines with the best, biggest smile!

Angel lives in the Philippines, where a challenging early childhood brought her to the loving arms of an amazing foster family that gives her all the care and nurturing she needs.

Angel has a strong bond with her foster family, especially her foster parents. She loves their dog, a dark gold-colored mutt with patient eyes and the pointy ears of a terrier.

When Angel first came into care, our local partner in the Philippines pursued reunification with her birth family, but it was unsuccessful. Now, while she stays in foster care, they are carefully looking for the perfect adoptive family for her.

Holt staff have meet Angel, and say she was “the sweetest girl with the best smile!”

When Angel isn’t playing with the dog or getting cuddles from her foster mom, she loves wearing pajamas and holding on tight to her foster brother while he rides his motorbike through their neighborhood streets.

In many countries where Holt works, foster families are the unsung heroes of our commitment to uplifting children. They welcome hurt, neglected children into their homes — sparing them from institutional care — and offer abundant love and the kind of healing only a family can provide. You can see the difference this makes in Angel’s big smile!

Learn more about Holt’s work in the Philippines!

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