Tim and Mirjam are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!
In honor of Samuel Louis Segler (1942-2000), each year the Segler family generously awards a scholarship to a Holt-Sunny Ridge domestic adoptee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon emailing Linda, she will send you a scholarship application, which is due July 9, 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.
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!
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!