Family Preservation

Lesly’s Story: A Teen Mom from Guatemala – Foster Parents Article

Thank you for supporting orphaned children in Guatemala and believing with us that God has a heart for each of these kids. Here’s a recent update from our team—   We received the call on a busy Monday morning. A home was needed for a 13-year-old girl and her 6-day-old baby. We didn’t have space, but we felt the Lord move, so of course we “made room” for one more. Lesly and her baby arrived later the same day. The baby…

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Top 10 Family & Adoption Videos of 2019 – Foster Parents Article

As we look back at the stories we shared in 2019, these 10 videos left the biggest impression on our followers — and on us. Which one is your favorite? Do you have a video or a story that you think would be good for us to share? Send it danielh@holtinternational.org!   This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by Daniel Hespen Read Full Parenting Article

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A Dispatch From The 2019 Korea Gift Team – Foster Parents Article

While traveling on this year’s Korea Gift Team trip with Holt, adoptive mom and donor Seri Boettcher kept a travelogue to tell her friends and family about the programs she visited and the children, families and individuals she met.  Holt staff member Amanda Baca holds a child in care during the 2019 Korea Gift Team trip.Holt Morning Garden Shelter We travelled back to Seoul yesterday afternoon after a VERY moving morning in Daejeon (where we spent the night) at the…

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Family Preservation Versus Child Protection?  Gripping Polar Truths – Foster Parents Article

In the past two weeks alone, and in at least a dozen separate contexts, I’ve listened to leaders…heard friends…read emails…reviewed articles…all expressing deeply-felt convictions on seemingly opposite sides of a single issue. Often, it is framed as one value pitched in mortal combat with another:  family preservation and reunification on one side VERSUS foster care, adoption and other means of child protection on the other. There was a true beauty in so many of the things I heard.  Stories of…

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2 Things We Try Before International Adoption – Foster Parents Article

Holt does more than adoption?! A misconception we often hear is that Holt International is only an adoption agency. This probably stems from our long history in international adoption, but in truth, Holt serves far more children through programs that help them stay with their families. At Holt, we in fact consider international adoption to be the last, best option for children. Holt’s model of adoption is child-centric, meaning that we uphold the needs of the child as our number…

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