Redbox Steps Up to Help Children in Foster Care Come Home – Foster Parents Article

Watch Instant Family on DVD and help Redbox & WACAP Last fall, the movie Instant Family was released in theaters. Inspired by the writer/director’s own experience as a parent who adopted a sibling group from foster care, the story was a surprisingly honest and unflinching look at the foster care system, both hilarious and heartbreaking. As we move closer to the April 1st merger of WACAP (World Association of Children and Parents) into the Holt family, we grow increasingly excited about our expanding role in offering solutions…

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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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140 Children, Forever Loved From Korea – Foster Parents Article

Together, Mrs. Yang and Mrs. Kim have fostered over 140 children in Korea. Last month, they visited Holt families in Oregon — an experience they, and the adoptees and adoptive families they met, will never forget. Mrs. Yang sat in a room at Holt’s international headquarters in Oregon — sobbing. She clutched the glossy photobook to her chest then set it down to cover her face with her hands. The photobook was sent to her by a Holt family, and…

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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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Saying Thank You in Korean – Foster Parents Article

While traveling on Holt’s 2012 Adult Adoptee Heritage Tour of Korea, Kim Buckley met the foster family that cared for her before joining her family in the U.S. This piece originally appeared in The Daily Nebraskan, the daily newspaper of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kim with her foster mom and her foster sister, who also helped care for Kim while she was waiting to join her adoptive family in the U.S. I found out why there is a stereotype of Asians being bad…

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