• nix family

    Mihika’s amazing update

    With the love and support of her forever family, Mihika Nix—a bright-eyed girl with a big smile and even bigger determination—is achieving her dreams and wowing everyone she meets. When her parents first met her in an orphanage in India seven years ago, she spent most of her days crying as she struggled with diagnoses […]

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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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    Waiting for a Family

    It is our privilege to introduce you to three precious children who joined our Waiting Child Program this week. 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. […]

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    Birth Family Meeting

    Stacey Roy wasn’t looking for a change of pace. Change found her. It was the simple act of answering a phone call that initiated the dizzying series of events that redefined her adoption story. The call came from Jan Dunn, director of Dillon International’s Search Services. She had some big news: Stacey’s birth family—including both […]

  • discovery days

    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 […]

  • colombian siblings

    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 […]

  • welcome home

    Welcome home!

    Welcome home to all of our recent arrivals, who came home to their forever families in the last few months. 1. Mari, daughter of Roger and Karen Welser of Rhode Island (India). Family photo includes parents and big brothers Andrew and Evan and big sister Jenya (also an India adoptee) 2. Makaio, son of Matthew […]

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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 […]

  • hill children

    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 […]

  • NeverTooLate

    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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