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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. 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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    Burping for Good

    As the old saying goes, “good things come from those who burp.” That’s especially true for Nick and Nathaniel James who, every year, collect coins to donate to the Vietnam scholarship program. This year, they planned a fundraising activity by fining their family members a dollar for every burp and belch. They recently delivered $91 […]

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    Lessons in parenting

    Every new parent experiences some anxiety. Anxiety about the adoption process, worry about their parenting skills, concerns about how their new child will develop and blend with their family. The Dillon office in Southern California is helping parents through this tumultuous time. By Jenny Roettger Four years ago, my husband, Greg, my daughter, Hayley, my […]

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    Families Celebrate Vietnam

    The opening of the Vietnam Special Adoption Program is an exciting new chapter in Dillon International’s long history of providing adoption and humanitarian aid services to children in need in Vietnam. We hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about this wonderful program on the Vietnam page. If you’re considering adoption, we encourage you […]

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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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    A Vietnam success story

    The road seemed to go on forever. From the moment Curtis and Kay Webster first saw a photo of Trang, an 11-year-old with significant vision impairment who was blind in one eye, on Dillon’s Waiting Child website, the couple yearned to meet her. “We instantly knew, ‘This is our girl,’” Curtis recalled. Mountains of paperwork […]

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    Flapjack fundraiser

    Dillon International wants to give a huge shout-out to Austin Evans, an adoptee from Vietnam who has been an excellent fundraiser for Dillon. Austin joined the Evans family in 2007 and is now 10 years old. “We wanted him to be able to do something for Vietnam, because that is where his heart is,” said […]

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    Joys of adopting a teen

    Like most 17-year-olds, Macy loved the lazy days of summer. Days filled with sleeping in, piano lessons, playing volleyball, basketball and shopping with friends. And that epitome of teenage joys: learning to drive on the Texas back roads. Only a few months ago, life was much different. Macy was a “waiting child.” She lived in […]

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    Meet your match!

    At Dillon International, we love matching, especially when it comes to your donation. Now through December 31, all donations will be matched by the Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation. The foundation will match every gift made—up to $150,000—before year’s end. “The generosity of the Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation will help us continue to ensure […]

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    Calling Korea parents

    Attention, Korea Families, we have good news! If you’ve desired to grow your family through another adoption from Korea but the age guidelines have prevented you, there is reason for cheer. There is now more flexibility for families who previously have adopted from Korea. The maximum age for parents has been raised to 50. This […]

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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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    Meet two incredible teens

    Most teenagers dream about getting their driver’s license or the latest electronic gadget.  Meet two fantastic 15-year-olds whose one wish in life is to have the loving support of a family to call their own. Tomea is a compassionate girl with a terrific smile who enjoys showing affection with hugs. She has great manners and […]

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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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    Video: Dillon needs your help today

    As the adoption process takes longer, as children have greater needs, and as the need for post-adoption services increases, we need your help now more than ever. Adoption fees simply do not cover the costs of the work we do. We need your gifts to support our work. Please make a gift to Dillon International today.

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