Summer is a great time for snapping and sharing photos! These free apps make it easy for families to share moments and memories with their child’s birth family.
Every year, we get excited for November because it’s National Adoption Month — a month devoted to advocating for children who are waiting for permanent, loving families, and raising awareness about the continuing need for and issues surrounding adoption! We also take this month to celebrate adoption — showing how many people are connected to adoption in some way.
This year, we need YOUR help!
Jeanette and Mark’s lives changed forever when they adopted Mya from Holt-Sunny Ridge’s domestic adoption program. Hear their story, and the advice they have for other families in the adoption process.
Considering domestic adoption? Learn more about Holt-Sunny Ridge’s domestic adoption program here.
Fifteen years after placing her son for adoption, Gina Ledsma got in contact with Holt earlier this year. When we asked her if she was open to sharing her story, her response was an enthusiastic “yes.” While the environment and circumstances are different from country to country and individual to individual, Gina’s domestic U.S. adoption story is one that may resonate with any birth mother. And understanding stories like hers is important for everyone who is touched by adoption.
Gina will never forget the three hard, precious days she had with her son.
“I just counted all the toes and fingers,” she says, remembering those days in a hospital bed in Eugene, Oregon. “I looked at every little piece and part — and said my goodbyes.”
Twenty-nine years ago, Gina chose adoption for her son. Continue reading
Congratulations to these newest Holt-Sunny Ridge families!
Luke and Heather welcomed baby Michael into their family last October! Michael was born in Kentucky and was adopted through our domestic interstate program!
James and Wendy, along with big brothers Matt, Chris and David, welcomed home 9-year-old Man Xi from China last August.
Congratulations to John and Dee, who welcomed home Owen from China!