Welcome Home! Summer 2017

Congratulations to these newest Holt-Sunny Ridge families! 

Baby Mia came joined her parents Mike and Mimi in June.

 

Congratulations to Victor, who joined his parents, Gladys and Suresh, earlier this year!

Baby Harrison joined his family this spring — coming home to big sisters Georgia and Maya, and parents Katie and Isaac.

Congratulations to Jason and Erin, who welcomed home Willow in April!

Jessica welcomed home 2-year-old Nolan from China!

Congratulations to the McDermott family, which grew by two this year when Garry and Beatrice came home from Haiti in May!

Congratulations to Dorota and Marcin, who welcome home their son earlier this year!

Finding Hope Through TBRI®: The Journey of Hope Family Camp

In June, we held our first ever Trust-Based Relational Intervention® family camp for kids and their parents! Children were matched with volunteer buddies, who were by their side throughout the three-day camp. Adoptees engaged in a structured daily schedule that included nurture, movement, art and sensory time, while parents were taught Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) parenting principles by adoption-competent clinicians. The highlight for both children and parents was the equine therapy time each day, which gave them a chance to practice TBRI principles with the horses! 

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Kevin & Bethany

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

 Hello! 

We are so thankful that our paths have crossed today. We recognize this incredibly brave decision you’ve made and we are honored for you to consider us as adoptive parents. We believe so strongly that everything happens for a reason! Our hearts are so full with the life we’ve built to this day, but words can’t express how excited, how ready we are to expand our family. We will love this baby with no limits, we will raise him/her in a home of faith, a home of respect, a home of unconditional support and most importantly, a home full of laughter. We will always strive to lead by example. We will parent in a way that encourages our child to forge his/her own path, to follow their dreams and to push through when the going gets tough. We will encourage bravery. We will teach him/her to love fiercely and to live a life of passion, of service and of purpose. We will be a family that makes mistakes but learns from them, together. We will be a source of stability and of course, a source of endless laughter! Seriously, you should already hear Kevin’s dad jokes. We are so grateful for your consideration! 

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Tim & Mirjam

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

Hello and thank you for looking at our profile book!

We are so happy and grateful to have started the adoption process. We started dating when we were both 19. We always knew we would get married, and we always knew that we were meant to have three children. We have been blessed with two amazing girls – Lulu (age 11) and Agnes (age 6). They are wonderful kids who bring so much joy and light into the world. We love being parents, and Lulu and Agnes love being sisters, and it would bring all four of us so much joy to be able to share our life and our happiness with a third child. Lulu and Agnes talk about the little brother or sister that they dream of almost every day. Thank you so much for considering our family for your baby. Adoption is such an enormous act of love and generosity, and whatever family you choose will have their lives enriched beyond measure.

With love,

Tim and Mirjam

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2017 Segler Adoptee Scholarship

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 segler6242@sbcglobal.net. Upon emailing Linda, she will send you a scholarship application, which is due July 9, 2017.

 

Dave & Rose

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

Hello, 

We would like to say thank you for taking the time to look into our lives. We also understand the sacrifice you will be making. We hope you find comfort in knowing that you have chosen a life where your baby will be cherished as the biggest blessing every day. 

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How To Strengthen Your Child’s Self-Worth

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.

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