Holt International Adoption Agency
Holt International has been involved with international adoption for nearly 50 years. The adoption agency believes that, “it is the fundamental right of every child to have a family.” Holt International offers programs in Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Korea, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Philippines, Romania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine and Vietnam and domestic adoptions in the United States.
According to their website, “Holt International Children’s Services is recognized as the leader in the field of international adoption and permanency planning for children.” And almost anyone in the adoption community would agree. Holt International is one of the largest international adoption agencies
Holt International began working in adoption in the 1950s as the agency’s founders adopted 8 Korean Children. The concept of intercountry adoption was new and they saw the opportunity at the end of the Korean War. They worked hard as adoption advocates changing the perception of adoption as Holt International continues to do today.
As the largest adoption agency in terms of children placed, Holt International has worked to place nearly 40,000 children in the US. Holt International Children's Services is a non-profit 501(c)(3).
There are 7 Holt International branch offices and a large network of cooperating agencies throughout the country that allow Holt International to serve all of the United States.
Holt International Oregon
Holt International California
Holt International MidWest including
Holt International Kansas
Holt International Arkansas
Holt International New Jersey
A listing of their offices and partner agencies can be found
Holt International also works to assist people financial if needed. An example of Holt International’s financial assistance can be seen in their willingness to reduce program fees for moderate to severe special-needs children.
Beyond adoption, Holt International works to assist children in many countries around the world; providing financial assistance for medical issues as well as expertise in adoption issues.
Hold also offers a child sponsorship program that asks only 83 cents per day from donors. This money is used to provide clothing, care, medical treatment and meals for orphans throughout the world. This allows people to help children in need of basic support while receiving progress reports and the opportunity to follow the child.
The agency also works to provide services for birthparents, adoptees and adoptive parents throughout their lives.
In 2004, Holt International boasts that it served over 34,972 children throughout the world. The agency hosts annual picnics as reunions and information sessions throughout the U.S.
Holt International also prepares a well respected magazine for families of adoption, prospective parents of adoption and international adoption stories. Holt International Magazine http://www.holtintl.org/hifamilies/
Additional Offices can be found in our Adoption Agency Listings.