In honor of Samuel Louis Segler (1942-2000), each year the Segler family generously awards a scholarship to a Holt-Sunny Ridge domestic adoptee.
Samuel Segler was a well-respected and published high energy physicist during his lifetime, as well as a committed and beloved Holt-Sunny Ridge foster parent.
The 17th annual Segler Scholarship will be awarded to a Holt-Sunny Ridge domestic adoptee who is seeking post-high school education in a college, university, vocational or training institution.
To apply, email Linda Segler at email@example.com. Upon emailing Linda, she will send you a scholarship application, which is due July 1, 2017.
The answer lies in simply “being with.”
Parents are on the front lines for developing self-worth in their children. And yet, the power and importance of a parent’s connectedness to their child is often underestimated. According to attachment gurus like Dr. Karyn Purvis, Dr. Dan Siegel and Dr. Bruce Perry, secure attachments are instrumental in building self-esteem and worth. Conveying to your child that she is precious, giving her a voice, and sharing fun experiences with her are just the beginning of creating a foundation for self-esteem. It is important to understand that as children develop, they will continue to test parents. But what they desperately need is a safe adult who will be attuned to their needs and emotionally present for them.
During a recent training at Holt-Sunny Ridge, one of our waiting adoptive parents — Mike — asked the question: Do waiting families ever get together for fun? What about bowling?
What a great question! Fun is definitely needed, especially during the waiting process.
With the go-ahead from us, in February Mike and his wife Mimi, hosted a bowling event with six other waiting adoptive families. Mimi’s mom helped Mike and Mimi plan the event, which included games, prizes and pizza! We all had a great time. A big thanks to Mike, Mimi and Mimi’s mom!
We love interacting with our local community to share about adoption and the services we offer!
Holt-Sunny Ridge social workers Colleen and Caroline enjoyed signing up new Holt child sponsors and answering questions about adoption at the Winter Jam concert on March 10 at Allstate Arena!
Congratulations to the following families, who have recently welcomed their child home!
Luke and Heather welcomed baby Michael into their family last October! Michael was born in Kentucky and was adopted through our domestic interstate program!
“Our daughter is such a JOY!”
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!
One of the most common struggles parents face is playing with their children. For some, it just doesn’t come natural to be playful with kids. Often, we are too heavy on structure or correction because it’s what we think our kids need. But what if it were possible to teach our kids certain needed skills WHILE playing and having fun with them?
All of the activities below will meet your kids’ needs in some capacity. They will also help break up those long, dreaded indoor days!