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Our Work in Vietnam...
Holt originally worked in Vietnam in the early 1970s with an extensive foster care program. An important memory of that time was "Operation Babylift," when almost 400 children were evacuated from Saigon for international adoption in the United States during the last few days of the war.

Despite steady growth in services, political instability forced Holt to cease work in Vietnam in 1975. Returning in the late 1980s, Holt developed programs throughout the country that enabled children to stay within their birth families, despite hardships.

In 2011, the government began providing day care services in all three provinces where Holt works. Currently, Holt partners with the Vietnamese government to enhance services to children in these day care programs. With support from Holt sponsors, the program provides preschool fees, nutritional support, counseling and parent education - serving to strengthen families for children in Vietnam.

Vietnam Adoption

Adoption in Vietnam Today...
On September 16, 2014, the Ministry of Justice's Department of Adoptions in Vietnam licensed Holt International to begin placing waiting children from Vietnam with families in the U.S.

Director Nguyen Van Binh of the Central Adoption Authority in Vietnam presents our license to Hang Dam, Holt Vietnam's country director who works out of our office in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Holt was one of two agencies selected for Vietnam's Special Adoption Program to find families for orphaned children with medical special needs, children over the age of 5 and children who are part of a sibling group.

For more information about adopting from Vietnam, please contact Danielle Peebles.

To learn more about the many different ways Holt serves children and families in Vietnam, click here.

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