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    Benefits of Heritage Events

    By David Martin My experiences attending heritage events over the years have helped me build friendships that I still hold dear today. I always enjoy interacting with peers of the same background and have created relationships that have a special connection. I grew up attending Dillon International’s Korea Heritage Camp and developed a close bond […]

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    Are you my family?

    We have the sweetest new addition to our Waiting Child program … a 4 1/2-year-old little girl from Vietnam. Her most pressing need is to have a family of her own. She can walk, run and jump, and her fine motor skills are normal. She likes to sing and knows some songs. She can follow […]

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    Noble families needed

    We have a limited time to find families for these two precious boys—an 18-month-old and a 7-year-old—in our Vietnam Waiting Child program. If you have specific questions, please email our Waiting Child Coordinator. If you would like to request their medical/social files, you can do so by completing the form below. Di2015-v7 Meet a happy […]

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    Miracle Needed

    We’re praying a miracle will happen for this sweet 10-year-old boy in our Hong Kong Waiting Child Program before September. Unless his forever family is located by then, that’s when he will make the difficult transition from his foster home to a boarding school. An update we received on him last month indicates that he’s […]

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    Welcome home!

    Welcome home to all of our recent arrivals, who came home to their forever families in the last few months. 1)Brian and Jennifer Batchelor of Arkansas with their son Christopher (Korea) 2)Caleb and Brooke Lewis of Arkansas with their son Samuel (Korea) 3)Emma, daughter of Chris and Amalia Gill of California (Korea) 3a) Emma Gill […]

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    Waiting for a Family

    It is our privilege to introduce you to two wonderful boys in our Vietnam Special Adoption Program. Thank you for taking a moment to learn about them and for your prayers and advocacy so that their forever families will be found soon. If you have specific questions, please email our Waiting Child Coordinator. If you […]

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    Birthland tours

    Join us on summer and fall birthland adventures in China, Korea, Vietnam and Guatemala. By Susan Serrano Should your family go on a birthland tour? Yes. Absolutely. But answers to the questions “Are we ready?” and “How do we get ready?” are a bit more complex. As with any great adventure, there are many factors […]

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    Adoption Guide

    If you’re considering adoption, the Adoption Guide is the place to start. It contains country program information, family requirements and our agency policies. The latest version has just been uploaded, so we hope you’ll find the answers to many of your questions. Also, we encourage anyone thinking about adoption to attend one of our one-hour […]

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    You’re Not Alone

    I believe that every child who is adopted goes through a hard time; whether it is the “normal” coming of age difficulties or whether it is difficulties that come with our adoption because we don’t know how to properly deal with it. I went through a long period of time where I did not know […]

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    Hope for Vietnam’s Children

    I recently returned from my first visit to Vietnam and I am excited to tell you, this trip was one of my most rewarding and humbling adventures. I traveled to meet with leaders from the U.S. Department of State, Vietnam’s Department of Adoptions, and Holt International Children’s Service to discuss ways to implement a cooperative […]

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    Our sons from China

    By Liberty Joy Our family prayerfully began the process of adopting a child from China through Dillon in the summer of 2012. Our Dillon social worker, Rachel Lee, urged us to be open to a child of either gender. We agreed, and our homestudy approved us for a either a boy or a girl. Like […]

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    Time running out

    A 16th birthday is not sweet at all for an orphan awaiting intercountry adoption. That’s when they become too old to meet the USCIS guidelines for intercountry adoption. Right now, the clock is ticking loudly for three teens in our Colombia program—two girls and a boy—who are approaching their 15th birthdays. They URGENTLY need their […]

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    Exciting Vietnam news!

    Dillon International has been named—in announcements by the U.S. Department of State and by the Ministry of Justice’s Department of Adoptions in Vietnam—as one of two U.S. agencies selected to place waiting children from Vietnam with adoptive families in the United States. The decision allows Dillon to offer an intercountry adoption program to find families for orphaned children […]

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    DHS adoptions bring joy

    By Susan Serrano — Would you like to hear an adoption success story? Dillon adoptee Jay Hill will gladly tell you several. Jay, who joined his family at age 4 via adoption from South Korea, was so eager to become an adoptive dad that he and his wife, Susan, began researching adoption while they were still […]

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    Older child adoption

    I was recently talking with a family who is preparing for their adoption of a 14-year-old girl from Colombia. The mother shared with me that, whenever she tells others that their family is adopting a teen, she gets really strange looks from people. The only word they utter is, “Really?” but the look yells, “Are […]

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