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    Holiday Adoption Terminology

    It is often during the holiday season when there are frequent signs and promotions to “adopt” a tree, an angel, a family, and so on…..for the Christmas season. This touches upon the giving nature of Christmas when it is a time many of us reflect on the blessings we have received in the past year […]

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    Top 10 resolutions

    Ring in 2015 by adding a few of these Top 10 adoption resolutions to your list: 1) Learn more about adoption. Get your questions answered by attending one of our free webinars or in-person information meetings. 2) Read, read, read. Our online Beginner’s Guide will get you started. 3) Meet our Waiting Children Log on to […]

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    China program changes

    China’s Centre for Children’s Welfare and Adoption recently announced greater flexibility in its adoption guidelines. The new regulations—which take effect January 1, 2015, and impact families with dossiers logged in after this date—were developed in order to better help children in need find suitable families, according to an announcement from the CCCWA. Under the new […]

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    Thanks for giving

    “Welcome home!” These are words that we never get tired of saying at Dillon International. Gratefully, this year we we’ve been able to say these words to 60 children (and counting!) as they came home to their forever families. These wonderful moments are made possible thanks to our generous supporters. Your generosity will allow Dillon […]

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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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    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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    Program roundup

    The opening of our new Special Adoption Program begins a wonderful new chapter in our long history of serving the children of Vietnam. We’re excited about this opportunity to find families for some of the country’s most vulnerable children, including children with special needs, children over age 5 and sibling groups. We wanted to take […]

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    Jared’s Korea Project

    Last year, my mom and I went to Korea with our friends to see where we were born. While we were there, we visited Eastern Social Welfare Society and met our foster mothers. The social worker took us to see the babies in the Baby Hospital. There were about 60 babies there waiting for families. […]

  • 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 […]

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    The gift of family

    We hope that in this season of giving, lights and festivities you’ll take an hour to join us for an adoption webinar to learn about the gift of adoption. No matter what stage of the adoption journey you’re in … whether you are researching the possibilities or are ready to turn in your application … […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]

  • 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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