Holt International began serving vulnerable children in Vietnam in 1973 through a USAID-funded nutrition program, and later developed an international adoption program for the roughly 25 thousand children then living in Vietnam's orphanages. Although political instability forced Holt to cease work in 1975, we returned in the late 1980s at the invitation of the Vietnam government to develop programs and services for vulnerable children and families throughout the country. Holt's Vietnam adoption program resumed in 2014.
In 2014, we provided more than 2,462 children and 559 families in Vietnam with resources and support to prevent child abandonment and help families stay together. Through the years, Holt has placed over 400 children from Vietnam with families in the United States.
Explore the average length of the adoption process, fees and expenses, parent eligibility and the needs of children waiting for a family in Vietnam.
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