Category Archives: Holt Children’s Services Inc. (aka Holt Korea)

Holt Guest House, “Family Room” (#405)

We traveled to Seoul in late November/early December 2013 and had the opportunity to stay at the Holt guest house for a week.  We had 4 people in our party, 2 adults (my husband and me) and our young children … Continue reading

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Opening Your Heart to the Children Who Wait

My daughter Charlotte is one of my life’s greatest joys.  She is the spirit of our family, a child whose very presence will bring a smile to your face.  She is our child who sings and dances her way from … Continue reading

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Adoptive Families: Age by Age Guide to Talking to Your Kids about Adoption

Adoptive Families has a helpful age-by-age guide to talking to your kids about adoption. Title: Adoption Through a Child’s Eyes Author: Lois Melina Quote: “By tuning in to what children understand about adoption at different ages, our talks become richer, … Continue reading

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Adoption: The Waiting Child Video

For more information on adopting a waiting child, please contact your adoption agency, Holt International Children’s Services, or RainbowKids.com

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Traveling with Small Humans

When we first started telling people we were going to Korea on vacation for 2 1/2 weeks, one of the first questions many asked was:  “Are you bringing the kids?” or “All of you???”  When we said, “Yes!”  we were … Continue reading

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Dongdaemun (East Gate Market, 동대문시장)

We venture to Dongdaemun one of the days on our trip to Korea.  A dear Korean friend who had just moved back to Suwon just outside of Seoul was our guide. We bought comforters, matching pillowcases, and the pads (thin … Continue reading

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DMC Ville – Doing Laundry (a.k.a. How to Wash & Steam Clothes 101)

How to Wash & Steam Clothes 101 1. Insert clothes in Korean washing machine. 2. Attempt to figure out the settings. 3. Consult translation on the wall. 4. Decide not to use the “boil” option. 5. Throw caution to the … Continue reading

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