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Christina & David

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

Dear Birth Family,

Hello! Thank you for considering us to be the adoptive parents of your child. We hope that in the pages that follow, you find that we can be exceptional parents to your child. 

We want you to know that your child will be raised in a happy, nurturing home, and that they will know that their birth mother, out of all other possibilities, selected us to raise them. We know that this is a tremendously difficult decision for you, and we hope that as you learn more about us, the decision is made somewhat easier.

We hope that we will have the opportunity to raise your child in a home filled with love and laughter where they can discover their own gifts, personality, and potential.

Thank you again for taking a look at our profile. We hope to meet you soon!

Christina and David

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The Adoption Process from a Legal Perspective

Genie Gillespie, an adoption attorney, met with Holt-Sunny Ridge waiting families to discuss the legal aspects of adoption. This informative training provided our families with in-depth details regarding the adoption process. Take a look at some of the information!

During the training, great FAQs about the role of a child’s birth father were discussed.

Families also learned about 2019 adoption tax credit information.

To learn about Genie Gillespie, click here.

EWSF Graduation! Fall 2018


In September, seven women graduated from the Empowering Women, Strengthening Families program! We honored them during a luncheon at a wonderful Italian restaurant. In order to graduate from the EWSF program, women need to successfully meet the goals they have set in order to achieve self-sufficiency and keep their families together.

We are so proud of these amazing women and all they have accomplished!

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Welcome Home! Fall 2018

Congratulations to these newest Holt-Sunny Ridge families!

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Sarah & Anna

UPDATE: Sarah and Anna are matched with a child!

Dear Birthmother,

Words cannot describe how grateful we are that you are taking the time to read through our profile. We know that through this selfless act, you may be facing a very difficult decision. As you read through our profile, we want to let you know that we intend to raise your child so that they always know that their family was chosen out of love by their birth mom. We are committed to raising this precious child in a home surrounded by incredible love, endless opportunities for adventure, and lots and lots of laughs. We have been dreaming of being mommies since the day that we met, and we are so excited for the journey that lies ahead. Thank you again for opening our book. We are looking forward to meeting you!

With Love,

Sarah and Anna

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Meet Olivia!

As of May 2018, Olivia Bus is Holt-Sunny Ridge’s birth parent and adoption social worker!

My name is Olivia Bus and I am a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in social work. In order to graduate, all students must participate in an internship at a social services agency, so I am excited to be completing my internship at Holt-Sunny Ridge. I have been talking about wanting an internship at Holt Sunny Ridge since August 2016, so this has been a long time in the making. I am very happy to be at Holt-Sunny Ridge and have been learning so much about all of the programs offered by our branch.

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Halloween Placement Party!

The Saturday before Halloween, twelve adoptive families came to Holt Sunny Ridge for the Halloween Placement Party. There were twelve of the cutest babies in the most adorable costumes — the youngest was only 3 months old. We had a little Minnie Mouse, Boo from Monster’s Inc., and even an R2D2 just to name a few!

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