• Orphan Sunday

    By Karin Price, Executive Director Do you know who we honor on November 12, 2017? It is the one Sunday set aside each year to acknowledge and help children identified as “orphan” or “foster child”.  Throughout the world 15 million children have lost both parents and 130 million children do not live with parents. In […]

  • How to Write Good by Ryan Higa’s – Book Review

    By Michelle James, Adoptive Mother I happened upon this book in Walmart, and intrigued by the young Asian man on the cover, I picked it up.  I’m the mom of a 12-year-old Vietnamese boy, and Asian adult role models are rare.  As I read the blurb on the back of the book I was further […]

  • Bringing the Gift of Education

    Starting the school year for us here in the United States is filled with supply shopping, backpack stuffing, and the long dreaded new wake-up call routine.  Then before we know it the first day of school arrives, a photo is taken and your child races off to their classroom or to their new school area […]

  • Jazz Concert Fundraiser!

    Dinner and Jazz Concert Featuring Eric Marienthal November 4, 2017 University City, Mo. We are honored that one of our very own Dillon dads, classical pianist and Emmy Award-winning composer Michael Silverman, will be presenting jazz saxophonist Eric Marienthal as a benefit concert for Dillon International. The show will start at 7 p.m. November 4th […]

  • Ready for School?

    by Karin Price, LMSW As parents we want our children to be safe. This time of the year ideas for getting ready to go back to school are everywhere. As we prepare for another academic year, let’s remember to prepare our children for the questions and challenges they will face because you are an internationally […]

  • Korea Program – Urgent Need for Families

    If you’ve considered adopting from Korea previously but felt like the process was too long, now is the perfect time to apply! The waiting times are the shortest they’ve been in many years. Families just now beginning the process can expect an overall process time of 16-20 months from the initial application to homecoming. Korea […]

  • An Adoptee’s Reflection

    Over the past few years, I have seen articles by young adults who have been adopted by Western families as children, sometimes infants. These adult adoptees have returned to Korea and advocated for the end of international adoption of Korean children. They speak of loss of culture, racist experiences, parents who don’t understand what it […]

  • Florida licensing

    We are thrilled to announce that Dillon International is now licensed in the State of Florida. What does this mean for you? It means that Florida families can now have Dillon as both their placing agency as well as their home study agency. For Florida families who are pursuing an adoption through a different placing […]

  • Catholic families needed

    We have received the files of several children from Vietnam who live in Catholic orphanages. The centers have specifically asked us to look for Catholic families only for these children. The children are generally in good health, are active and attend school. One wants to be a pilot. Another wants to be a priest. Another […]

  • The joy of boys

    “And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start,” Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are I often feel like this is the cry from my two wild things when we hit the back door each evening upon arriving home from work and school. Yes, it can be wild. After all, there are Legos to […]