Thailand Adoption

Through the years, Holt has placed over 800 children from Thailand with families in the United States — including more than 260 children just over the past decade. Most importantly, many children in Thailand are waiting right now for a permanent, loving family of their own.

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.


Preserving Families

Holt International, together with its local partner Holt Sahathai Foundation, provides an array of services to uplift children and strengthen families. Ultimately, our goal is to help families become both stable and self-reliant — equipping them with the tools and resources they need to independently care for their children, and for their children to grow and thrive.

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On-The-Ground Staff

Holt Sahathai Foundation – Holt's respected in-country partner agency of almost 40 years — does an excellent job supporting birth families and preparing children for adoption. The children Holt places for adoption are typically toddlers who spend the first several weeks of their life with their birth mother, and are then transferred into loving foster families.

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Personalized Support

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

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

Thailand Adoption Questions

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 Thailand