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Photos From the Holt-Sunny Ridge Family Picnic

Thanks to everyone who came out for our annual summer picnic! From piñatas to swimming to connecting with other Holt-Sunny Ridge families, it was a great time! Our staff members love catching up with families and watching their children grow.




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Fall Calendar of Events

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We are dedicated to supporting you and your family for life. See our list of upcoming events and classes for adoptive families and adoptees of all ages.

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2 Fun Ways to Support Holt-Sunny Ridge

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This September and October, a trip to Six Flags and participating in a 5K are great ways you can support Holt-Sunny Ridge with the whole family!
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Holt International Celebrates 60 Years

Two weeks ago, Holt staff from across the U.S. and around the world gathered in Eugene, Oregon to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Holt International. More than 35 child welfare and orphan care experts from 12 countries — including Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Korea, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam and from around the U.S. — came to share wisdom, ideas and inspiration as we continue seeking a world where every child has a loving and secure home.

The Holt-Sunny Ridge staff was represented at the conference by branch director, Amy Trotter, and domestic adoption and birth parent services director, Nancy Crouch. Nancy was among the week’s contributors, presenting on openness in adoption.

It was a wonderful week, full of passion, inspiration and hope for creating a better world for children. Here are some highlights from our time together.


IMG_1331Amy (left) and Nancy (right), along with other Holt branch staff, pose for a photo with Molly Holt. One of the daughters of Holt International’s founders, Harry and Bertha Holt, Molly has dedicated her life to caring for children with special needs at Holt’s Ilsan Center in South Korea.

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You’re Invited to the Holt-Sunny Ridge Family Picnic!

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Hey Holt-Sunny Ridge families and friends, celebrate adoption with us on July 31st at the annual Holt-Sunny Ridge picnic for domestic and international families! Whether you are considering adoption, in the adoption process, adopted many years ago or you are an adoptee – this picnic is for you! This is a chance to see old friends, make new ones and enjoy fun activities with others who are united by the experience of adoption.

Sunday, July 31st
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Maryknoll Park — in the tent area
845 Pershing Avenue Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

What to bring: The entire family, a friend and lawn chairs/blankets. We’ll have desserts and beverages available throughout the gathering with popsicles and piñatas at 4:00 p.m. If you’re planning on going in the Splash Park, bring swimsuits and a towel. There are additional costs for Splash Park and mini golf (below).

Splash Park: $3/child, under 1= free, Adults = free
Mini Golf: $5/person

Please RSVP at or contact Pame Chow at or 888-355-HOLT, ext. 122

Summer 2016 Calendar of Events

We realize that when you bring your child home, it is just the beginning of your parenting journey. And we stand dedicated to providing you with education and support — helping you ensure your child grows and develops to his or her fullest potential.

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Empowered to Connect Recap

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Approximately 50 people attended the Empowered to Connect simulcast on April 8 and 9 in Illinois, including many parents and professionals who work with families and children. And here’s what some of them had to say about it! 

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