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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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What’s So Special About Peace House – Foster Parents Article

Before Emerson could go home to her adoptive family, she needed to have heart surgery in China. While recovering, she stayed at Holt’s donor-funded medical foster home in Beijing, where the love and care she received made such a difference — her mom can still see it, every day. When asked, adoptive mother Rachel Pace admits she doesn’t know a lot about the Peace House in China. Her 2-year-old daughter, Emerson, stayed at Holt’s medical foster home for only a…

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That Felt Like a Mother’s Love – Foster Parents Article

After traveling to meet their former foster mothers in Korea, adoptee siblings Emma and Isaiah Perron finally understand what their parents always told them — “You were greatly loved in Korea.” This post written by Lisa Perron — Emma and Isaiah’s mom — originally appeared on catholicfam.org.  Emma meets her foster mom for the first time since she left Korea to join her family. The first night our Korean-born son arrived home, he cried for his foster mother. Less than thirty-six…

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That Felt Like a Mother’s Love – Foster Parents Article

After traveling to meet their former foster mothers in Korea, adoptee siblings Emma and Isaiah Perron finally understand what their parents always told them — “You were greatly loved in Korea.” This post written by Lisa Perron — Emma and Isaiah’s mom — originally appeared on catholicfam.org.  Emma meets her foster mom for the first time since she left Korea to join her family. The first night our Korean-born son arrived home, he cried for his foster mother. Less than thirty-six…

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A Place That Will Always Belong To Her – Foster Parents Article

The Doig family visits their daughter’s foster family in Thailand — a reunion that shows just how meaningful and enduring the foster experience can be. Elizabeth Doig with her foster mom and sister. Being back in Thailand — once again riding in a van with two HSF social workers to our daughter’s foster home — was surreal. Six and a half years ago, we took this same trip in a similar van, after just having met our daughter for the…

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