Category: Adoptive Families (page 1 of 9)

Anxiety Disorders, Symptoms & More

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. An estimated 40 million adults in the U.S., or 18%, have an anxiety disorder. Approximately 8% of children and teenagers experience the negative impact of an anxiety disorder at school and at home. Most people develop symptoms of anxiety disorders before age 21 and women are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder than men.

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Depression, Symptoms & More

Just like with any mental health condition, people with depression or who are going through a depressive episode (also known as major or clinical depression) experience symptoms differently. But for most people, depression changes how they function day-to-day.

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We Need YOUR Help for National Adoption Month!

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!

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Photo & Video Apps for Open Adoption

Sharing photos and videos just got a lot easier! Here are three apps that our families use to share moments and memories with their child’s birth family. Click on the links below to learn more!

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Journey of Hope Camp is “The Best Weekend of Their Lives!”

Holt-Sunny Ridge and The Ranch of Hope Reins teamed up once again in June to offer the second Journey of Hope camp!

This camp has equipped, strengthened and given adoptive families the opportunity to learn from a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)® parenting curriculum. Adoption is a lifelong journey, and the Journey of Hope camp allows adoptees and their parents to learn new tools and strategies – specifically to help children learn self-regulation skills and deepen family attachment.

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Summer Gathering 2019

Every summer, Holt-Sunny Ridge families and friends come together to celebrate adoption at our summer gathering! We spend an afternoon meeting new people, eating yummy food and playing on the splash pad or playground.

Thank you to everyone who joined us this year! We had SO much fun with you, and we look forward to our next event together.

Here are a few highlights from the event!

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Welcome Home! Summer 2019

Congratulations to these newest Holt-Sunny Ridge families!

Congratulations to new dads David and Jason! They welcomed their daughter Taylor through our domestic program.

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