China Adoption

We pioneered international adoption 60 years ago and we remain the leaders today, uniting families with children who truly need them. We stand by adoptees and their families for their entire lives — providing world-class care to children waiting to come home, as well as resources, education tools and support to families and adult adoptees. You can rest assured that we are doing adoption the right way.

Why Choose Holt?

Since 1992, Holt International has placed more than 7,000 children from China with adoptive families in the U.S. And every year, we continue to unite nearly 200 children from China with the loving families they deserve! While China's adoption program has evolved to meet the changing needs of the children it serves, it has remained stable, predictable and forward moving. Most importantly, many children are waiting for a loving adoptive family right now.


Experienced Leaders

Holt's leadership helped establish a stable, ethical adoption system in China. Our multiple orphanage partnerships, experienced teams in the U.S. and China, and sincere commitment to each child and family we serve ensures Holt's place as the adoption leader for years to come.

Adopting from China 


Our Commitment

In more than 20 years working in China, we have helped more than 50,000 children through our multitude of programs designed to improve the lives of children — both those growing up in orphanage care, and those living with but at risk of separating from their families.

Our Commitment 


Post Adoption Services

Holt's post-adoption services are second to none. From camps, family support groups, counseling and adoption-specific nutrition advice to birth family searches, citizenship questions and homeland tours, we stand by you for life — because we know that your adoption doesn't end when you arrive home.

China Post Adoption Services 



Explore the average length of the adoption process, fees and expenses, parent eligibility and the needs of children in China waiting for a family.


Start Your Adoption Journey

Whether you are still gathering information or you feel ready to apply to adopt, we have many free ways for you to explore our programs or get started.

Stories About Adoptive Families and Holt's Work in China