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Journey of Hope Adoptive Family Camp 2020

Holt-Sunny Ridge will host the Journey of Hope Adoptive Family Camp for adoptees and their parents this summer!

This three-day family camp is designed around the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)® parenting curriculum for domestic and international adoptees and their families. Even years after their adoption, some children may struggle with behavior regulation, attachment and social skills. With specialized assistance from TBRI practitioners, this camp will equip families with tools and strategies they can use to help their child learn self-regulation skills and deepen family attachment. Other activities include fun sensory games, art and four hours of EAGALA equine therapy!

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WI Family | Adam & Amber

Adam and Amber are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Dear Birth Mom,

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at our book!

We hope you enjoy learning about our families, friends, traditions, likes, and hobbies. This book will show you all of the love a child would receive from us, our loved ones and friends.

Through struggles with infertility, our journey to be parents has led us to you.  Although it has been a challenging few years, our desire to have a family has not wavered.

We know this must not be easy, but we hope to be a part of your journey, and give you peace with your decision.

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WI Family | Tina & Tom

UPDATE: Tom and Tina have been selected by a birth parent and are awaiting placement.


Thank you for taking the time to learn about us.  We are excited to be on our journey to adopting again.  While we haven’t met you yet, we respect you and the decision you are making for your child.  We hope that by reading through our profile, you will have a greater understanding of us and the life we would provide for your child.

We have always wanted children.  Faced with infertility, we chose adoption to build our family.  We believe growing our family through adoption is simply another option. Since Adeline joined our family, we knew we had more love in our hearts to give to another child.   Families are created out of love and that takes many forms. When we first learned about openness in adoption, we were hesitant about it, mostly unsure of what it meant exactly.  We have since come to realize the benefits of open adoption when people are coming together in the best interests of the child. At the same time, we understand the choice of openness is in your hands and we will respect your wishes.  Know that the door will always be open. Bonding with our children is important to us, especially in the first year. For that reason, Tina plans to take a year off work to stay home with our second child.

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WI Family | Alen & Eileen

Alen and Eileen are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Dear Birth Mom/Family,

Hello and thank you for considering us in your adoption journey.   We realize you have a difficult decision to make and commend you for considering adoption.  

We both love kids and always knew we wanted more than one.  After several failed fertility treatments we decided to pursue adoption to grow our family.  We were blessed to bring home Faith thru adoption when she was a baby but have always wanted her to be a big sister.  

We promise that our children will always know the story of how they joined our family.  Our relationship is built on love, trust, respect and honesty and will raise our children to value these traits in themselves and others.  

We hope we have the opportunity to meet with you and if you choose us we would be forever grateful for you and the child you have chosen to share with us.

Alen & Eileen

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WI Family | Steven & Amber

Steven and Amber are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Dear Birth Mom/Family,

We would first like to say how honored we are that you are taking your time to read our letter! We can only imagine how much thought and feelings went into your decision and we already think the world of you!

Our names are Steven and Amber, we have been together for 9 years and married for 6 of them. We have tried for many years to have children but for some unknown reason we are unable to conceive. However a child comes into our lives we will love him/her unconditionally no matter what. We look forward to sharing our love of travel, love of animals and just over all silliness in becoming parents. Love, laughter and respect are a few of many things we will have in our everyday lives. 

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WI Family | Enoch & Katie

Enoch and Katie are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Dear Birth Mom/Family,

We welcome you with open hearts and are grateful and honored you are considering us as adoptive parents. Please know we are thinking of you as you make this difficult decision and are humbled by the love you have for your child. Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about us.

Before we were married, Katie was told that pregnancy would be difficult for her due to infertility. As a couple, we knew adoption would be in our future. Adoption stories are on both sides of our families which has helped us value the importance of an open adoption. Our hope is that you will feel a connection with us as your heart guides you through these pages. 

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