• schoarships jan 2015

    Visit to Vietnam

    Holt International Children’s Services, Dillon International and the U.S. State Department are working to set up cooperative intercountry adoption programs in Vietnam. Leaders from the two agencies met this week with Terrence West, Deputy Consular Chief of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, to discuss how the agencies and Department of State can cooperate to […]

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    Become a host family

    Seven Colombian children will make the trip of a lifetime as they travel to Oklahoma for a three-week visit with American host families in July 2015. Dillon’s hosting program brings older children who are residing in Colombian institutions and foster care homes to the United States for a fun-filled vacation experience. The program provides children a […]

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    Celebrate with us Feb. 21

    Mark you calendars for Feb. 21, when friends of Dillon International will ring in the Year of the Sheep at the agency’s 20th annual Lunar New Year benefit dinner. This year’s celebration of the popular Asian holiday—held from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E. 61st […]

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    His smile will melt your heart

    We wish we could show you this sweet baby’s smile. It’s famous for melting the hearts of everyone he meets! Because of confidentiality requirements we’re unable to show a clear view of his adorable face on our blog, but you’ll be able to see him and learn more about him on our Waiting Child page, […]

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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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    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 […]

  • 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 … […]

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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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    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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    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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