Waiting Kids

Meet Resilient, Hopeful, Waiting Kids

Across Washington State, more than 3,200 kids live in foster care while they wait for permanent families. Our nationally recognized program, A Family for Me, introduces you to kids who need what every child should have: a loving, supportive home.

In cooperation with Yuen Lui Photography Studio and partnership with KING 5 News in Seattle, A Family for Me produces TV segments which focus on foster kids. Hosted by Joyce Taylor and Michelle Li, these segments profile children from around the Puget Sound region. Click into their profiles below, to learn a bit about them and to watch their videos.

Finding Families!

A Family for Me has featured over 170 children. Our program is focused on giving kids a great experience, tailored to their interests and personality. We aim to provide a wonderful memory and the opportunity for foster kids to share who they are, the challenges they face, and their dreams for a family and the future. In addition to children featured on A Family for Me, our Foster Care and Adoption team has information on hundreds of other children in foster care, who need both temporary and permanent placement. 

Thank You!

A Family for Me is a team effort and we would like to thank the following folks:

  • Yuen Lui Studio, who donates photo sessions for the foster kids we feature and whose staff genuinely takes the time to make them feel special.
  • The many businesses, organizations, and individuals that have been willing to share their venues, skills, and talents. They have provided unique and fun opportunities, to help the kids explore their diverse interests and bring out their inspiring personalities.
  • The caseworkers, foster parents, advocates, and care workers who have helped us coordinate schedules and transportation, so we can meet and get to know the kids.
  • Our videographers who twist, turn, climb, run, and go-with-the-flow to capture these intriguing and active young people.
  • The parents who opened up their hearts and became the families for over 100 kids in our program, giving them the love they always wanted and deserved.
  • And of course, King5 News for putting together sweet and powerful segments that highlight these amazing kids. They help us educate viewers about adoption and introduce families to each child.


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Contact us

Holt International Main Office

250 Country Club Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Phone: 541.687.2202
Fax: 541.683.6175
Email: info@holt.intl 


Holt Pacific Northwest Branch Office

315 S. Second St.
Renton, WA 98057

Phone: 206.575.4550
Fax: 206.575.4148

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