Korea

Holt’s post adoption services department provides a wide variety of services for adoptive families. If you aren’t sure where to start, just select one of the topics below to begin your journey. Here you can find information ranging from Holt’s history in Korea to citizenship information and information to begin a birth family search.

This includes the history of Holt’s work in Korea, and descriptions of Korean documentation and recordkeeping. Please click here.
Holt may be able to provide you with a copy of your child’s documents from your U.S. file. This is usually the same information provided to you during the adoption process. Documents can be lost over time, and Holt is happy to help you replace these valuable pieces of history. Please click here.
For some adoptees, a search for birth family may be possible. If your adult adoptee has decided to search, there are many ways you can provide support during the process. Please click here.
Proving U.S. citizenship is important for adoptees, and Holt would like to help resolve any issues you or your child may encounter, including issues with Social Security or U.S. passports. We may be able to determine an adoptee’s citizenship status, provide document copies, and help replace lost certificates. Please click here.
If you are considering a visit to Korea, and would like to investigate your child’s past while you are there, please contact Holt. We can coordinate visits to orphanages, care facilities and the Holt Korea offices for file reviews (if allowed), and can also determine if a meeting with your child’s foster family can occur. Please click here.
Everyone needs an empathic listener and expert advice sometimes. A Holt social workers can assist you in determining what resources you may need and how to access them. We want to help. Please click here.
Holt knows the importance of maintaining a connection between adoptees, adoptive families, birth families and foster families. Even if your child’s birth or foster families aren’t known, adoptees and adoptive parents can place a letter and photo into the adoptee’s file in case their birth family or foster family ever contacts Holt. Please click here.