Category: Adoptive Families (page 2 of 7)

Adoptive Parent Resources

Below is our comprehensive list of online resources and books for families considering adoption, in the adoption process or those who have already brought their child home.

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Supporting Your Child in Today’s Racial Climate

One of the things parents can easily miss in raising their children of color is racism. Children of color experience it much earlier than we might think. The curious preschooler often experiences differences among each other as a novelty, something to celebrate. Somewhere around age 5 or 6, however, celebration can turn to taunting. Every day, the media bombards us with confrontations over race, religion, orientation and other polarizing differences. These events may seem very distant from your neighborhood, but smaller confrontations are happening every day right in your community.


These smaller confrontations have a name: microaggressions.

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Behr & Neena

UPDATE: Behr and Neena have been selected by a birth family and are awaiting placement.

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Thank you for choosing to look at our profile book and take the time to get to know us. We are blessed to be able to welcome a child into our home and that child will be loved unconditionally. Adoption has always  been a part of our family and it is our dream to continue on that path. We know it can be a difficult decision, but we appreciate your consideration. We have a sincere respect for you and the courage it takes to make this decision. Our dream would not be possible without you.


Behr & Neena

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Cookies With Santa 2017

The first snowfall of the year helped us to enjoy one of our very favorite events of the holiday season — Cookies With Santa! It was truly a warm, festive time together with lots of photos, cookies, sugar-highs and laughs.

Cookies With Santa is a time-honored Sunny Ridge tradition, an event that for years and years has united the Sunny Ridge family of birth parents, adoptees and adoptive families. We are so happy to continue this event as Holt-Sunny Ridge.

Some of the little ones were celebrating their very first Christmas, and they didn’t know quite what to think of Santa! Some of the older kids were equally apprehensive, but didn’t hesitate to whisper their Christmas wishes in his ear, or even deliver to him special handwritten notes.

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and came out to celebrate with us. We look forward to continuing this Holt-Sunny Ridge tradition for many years to come!

See photos from our time together below!

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Words of Encouragement & Wisdom

Tim and Deidra share about their domestic adoption journey and their daughter, Zoey.

Holt-Sunny Ridge came into our lives in the summer of 2013. We weren’t quite sure what we were looking for with an agency, but we had hoped that something would trigger our intuition and we would know that one agency would set itself apart from all the rest. That agency undoubtedly was Holt-Sunny Ridge. From the moment we arrived for our initial meeting we felt comfort and the more we spoke, the more we felt at ease with what can be a very overwhelming and emotional experience. Through Holt-Sunny Ridge’s comprehensive informational meetings, adoption classes and one-on-one attention, rest assured that you will be armed with all the information and assurance that you’ve made the right choice!

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To Complete a Family

Jeanette & Mark share about their experience adopting their daughter, Mya.

IMG_0387After ten years of failed attempts in trying to have our own biological child, both naturally and through infertility treatments, we still had the strong desire to raise a family. Therefore, we decided to open our hearts to adoption.

We started our journey into adoption in January 2013. After doing research and attending different informational sessions, we chose Holt-Sunny Ridge to be our adoption agency.

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An Act of Incredible Strength & Love

Alison and Rob share about their adoption experience with Holt-Sunny Ridge and how their daughter, Zoe, joined their family.

SmokeWe dealt with infertility for quite a while and after much consideration we decided we wanted to go the route of domestic adoption. We definitely did our homework and met with three adoption agencies before deciding to go with Holt-Sunny Ridge. We immediately felt that Holt-Sunny Ridge was the best fit for us. Everyone was so welcoming and nice. It had a small family feel and we felt like we were more than just a “number,” which was different from some of the other agencies we visited.

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