Family Stories

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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