Oregon Foster Care Adoption

When a child in Oregon foster care cannot be safely reunited with his or her family, we seek to find for them a loving, permanent family through adoption. Many of these children have come from hard beginnings, and they need the stability, care and support that adoption can offer.

If you are interested in adopting from Oregon's foster care system, Holt can efficiently guide you through the homestudy process, and authentically advocate for you so that matching committees fully understand all of the strengths your family has to offer a waiting child.

Why Choose Holt?


Personalized Care and Guidance

We take a caring and personalized approach with each of our families. Our professional staff will get to know you and your family as they guide you through every step of this process.


Accelerated Process

Once you are ready to move forward with adoption, a Holt social worker will help you to thoroughly and efficiently complete your homestudy. Through Holt, your homestudy can be finalized within several months, whereas through Oregon DHS the homestudy process can take much longer.


Individualized Advocacy

Because we know you and your family well, we are able to professionally and authentically advocate for you during an adoption committee process, in which a group of adoption professionals come together to choose the most suitable family for a specific child from among several eligible families.


Post Adoption Support

Recognizing that adoption has a lifelong impact that often requires additional support and resources, we are committed to supporting your entire family through ongoing, adoption-competent parenting resources, counseling and adoptee services.



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

Oregon Adoption Questions

Start Your Adoption Journey

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