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    Happy Father’s Day

    I am the son of a great man. He loves my mom; he loves my sister; and he loves me. As I write this, my dad is recovering from a stroke and a few other complications that come from being 79 years old. It’s hard to see him looking frail because my dad has always […]

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    In Honor of Dad

    Last year these smiling dads experienced the miracle of adoption together when they traveled to China to bring home their precious children. Although they live in different states, they recently got together for a reunion to celebrate this special anniversary and sent us this great photo to celebrate the happy occasion. We’re honored to be […]

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    Benefits of Heritage Events

    By David Martin My experiences attending heritage events over the years have helped me build friendships that I still hold dear today. I always enjoy interacting with peers of the same background and have created relationships that have a special connection. I grew up attending Dillon International’s Korea Heritage Camp and developed a close bond […]

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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)Brian and Jennifer Batchelor of Arkansas with their son Christopher (Korea) 2)Caleb and Brooke Lewis of Arkansas with their son Samuel (Korea) 3)Emma, daughter of Chris and Amalia Gill of California (Korea) 3a) Emma Gill […]

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    Birthland tours

    Join us on summer and fall birthland adventures in China, Korea, Vietnam and Guatemala. By Susan Serrano Should your family go on a birthland tour? Yes. Absolutely. But answers to the questions “Are we ready?” and “How do we get ready?” are a bit more complex. As with any great adventure, there are many factors […]

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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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    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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    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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    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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