Selah Needs an Adoptive Family!
Holt International Stories
by Meredith Harbman, Social Media Coordinator & Content Creator
15h ago
Selah needs an adoptive family! Could you or someone you know be the right fit for her?  Caregivers say Selah is confident and a leader, and even at 6 years old she also understands how and when to follow her caregivers and teachers. Selah is well-liked and has trusting relationships with other children and caregivers in her orphanage.   She is initially shy in an unfamiliar environment, but she is consistently affectionate towards caregivers and friends. When we met Selah in fall 2022, she was hesitant to interact with us until we had a short conversation with her and then she had f ..read more
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Notes From the Field: January-February 2023
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by Holt International
2d ago
Recent updates from Holt-supported family strengthening and orphan care programs around the world! China Holt China’s project staff recently attended a training entitled “Protection of Minors and Professional Construction of Children’s Social Work.” This training covered the history and construction of China‘s protection system for minors. Project staff gained a deep understanding of the training contents and how they may apply it to projects they oversee.   A Holt staff member helps feed a child while visiting an orphanage in China.Colombia In Colombia, Holt works alongside local pa ..read more
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More Than Childcare
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by Guest
3d ago
A Holt-supported free nursery school program in Bogotá, Colombia keeps children safe, provides critical early education, and empowers families to rise above poverty. Every day, 4-year-old Ian learns about shapes, colors, animals, and practices counting. His favorite part of the day is music class — and he tells his mom each day about the instruments he was introduced to and the songs he learned. His favorite is the guitar, and he loves to sing and make up songs at home. Ian and his mother, Fanny. This is all thanks to the Foundation for the Assistance of Abandoned Children (FANA), a Holt-suppo ..read more
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See The Difference You Made in 2022
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by Robin Munro, Content Manager
3d ago
From helping children thrive in their families to caring for children in orphanages, helping children join adoptive families to providing lifelong post-adoption support to adoptees and their families, see the powerful difference you made through your compassion and generosity in 2022. This past year, you helped meet urgent needs and better the lives of over 1.5 million children, families and other individuals through Holt programs and services across the globe. In many countries, your donations helped offset rising costs for basic needs due to inflation — ensuring children and families could ..read more
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A Heart for Supporting Children With Special Needs
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by Thoa Bui, Vice President, Programs & Services
1w ago
Thoa Bui, Holt’s vice president of programs and services, shares with Holt child sponsors and donors about the impact they had in 2022 — including for children with disabilities like Quynh in Vietnam. Happy New Year! As we embark on a new year ahead, I have such a thankful heart for all sponsors and donors do for children and families in need around the world. Last year you helped us reach more than 1.5 million children and individuals, many of whom are children with disabilities. These children face significant challenges in their daily lives, experience discrimination and are often excluded ..read more
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Children in Colombia Need Adoptive Families
Holt International Stories
by Robin Munro, Content Manager
1w ago
Watch the video below to learn about the children in Colombia who are waiting for loving adoptive families! Colombia is home to more than 9,000 children who don’t have a permanent family to call their own. These kids want what every kid wants: love. But while domestic adoption is becoming more common in Colombia, there is still a tremendous need for families to adopt internationally. In this video, Colombia adoption coordinator Carolina Moreno shares about the need for families to adopt — and what it’s like to see children be united with loving families through adoption. Contact us at adopt@h ..read more
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James and Jace Need an Adoptive Family!
Holt International Stories
by Meredith Harbman, Social Media Coordinator & Content Creator
1w ago
Brothers James and Jace are awaiting adoption by a loving family! Having an adoptive family would ensure that these close siblings get to remain together, which they both deeply want. Could you or someone you know be the right family for them?   Jace, the younger brother, is persistent and loving. His caregivers observe that he is resilient and able to quickly adapt to new situations and environments. They say that he knows right from wrong, and easily expresses his thoughts and feelings to adults. Jace participates in activities and maintains a good attitude and disposition.   ..read more
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Learning From the Implementation of the Child Nutrition Program
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by Meredith Harbman, Social Media Coordinator & Content Creator
1w ago
A new study by Holt’s Child Nutrition Program (CNP) describes the implementation of a program that is making a difference in thousands of children’s lives around the world. Holt International’s Child Nutrition Program (CNP) supports children in our international programs through critical training for caregivers, growth monitoring, and nutrition and feeding interventions. Started in 2014, the program is designed to support caregivers to ensure children in their care, especially those with disabilities, are receiving optimal nutrition so they can grow and thrive. Emily DeLacey MS, RDN, LDN is a ..read more
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Hayden Needs an Adoptive Family!
Holt International Stories
by Meredith Harbman, Social Media Coordinator & Content Creator
2w ago
Hayden needs a permanent, loving family! Could you or someone you know be the right fit for him?   Hayden’s caregivers describe him as a respectful, neat, sensitive and caring boy. He is responsible and always willing to go the extra mile in everything he does. He is a bright child and shows keen interest in the world around him. Hayden enjoys watching TV but also enjoys learning and can chat for hours. He will discuss anything from animal habits and drawing techniques to Bible stories.    Hayden loves cooking and helping in the kitchen. He also loves reading and writi ..read more
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The Red Couch: A Photo Essay
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by Meredith Harbman, Social Media Coordinator & Content Creator
2w ago
Over the years, the red couch has become a legend among families who adopted children from China. The couch was originally housed at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, China, where almost all families participating in adoptions from China stayed while they waited for the U.S. Consulate to issue their child’s visa to come to the U.S. Families had their photos taken on the red couch and it became a cherished tradition among China adoptive families, each taking home a photo of their child on the red couch. In recognition of Holt’s longstanding efforts to find families for children from China, the ..read more
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