A Tribute to My Son’s Foster Mom in Korea – Foster Parents Article

Adoptive mom Angela Crisanto shares a tribute to her son’s “second mother” — his foster mother — in gratitude for all the love she gave him while in her care in Korea. Kai with his foster mother in Korea.For so many months, we had wondered about the family who was taking care of our son. Before we adopted our older son, he had lived in an orphanage in Vietnam. We were so relieved that in Korea, there were more foster…

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For Children in U.S. Foster Care, What Does Permanency Mean? – Foster Parents Article

Holt Senior Vice President Greg Eubanks talks about the ongoing crisis in the U.S. foster care system and what can be done about it. In the US, some 690,000 children live under the foster care system as of 2017. Around 269,000 of these kids entered the system for the first time that year. These kids can be as young as newborns and as old as 20. Approximately 124,000 of them are waiting to be adopted, while the remainder look forward to…

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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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Why U.S. Kids Need You To Say “Yes” – Foster Parents Article

Children in our U.S. foster care and adoption system are in crisis — sleeping in hotel rooms and repurposed jails for a lack of somewhere to go. They need individuals and families to stand up, and say “yes.”   In our Seattle area office each day, we receive multiple emails from the State of Washington that briefly describe children who need a place to go. For multiple reasons, some need a placement for only a few days, other need a long-term…

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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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