Holt's work in
the United States
began in 1978

In 2019, more than 1,181 children and families in the U.S. received support.

Across the world, Holt strives to give children and families the support and resources they need to thrive. Children and families in the United States are no different. Through Holt's U.S. programs, children in an overcrowded foster care system are able to join the loving, permanent families they deserve. Adoptees and adoptive families receive the support and resources they need to thrive throughout their lives. Women facing unplanned pregnancy receive the guidance and support they need to make decisions about their child's future. Struggling moms are empowered to successfully parent their children. And through Holt's domestic infant adoption program, newborn babies go home to adoptive families while keeping an open relationship with their birth families. Always, Holt keeps the child's best interest at the forefront of every decision.

Family Strengthening Programs

In the U.S., Holt helps families access the tools and resources they need to help their kids grow up safe and healthy. In the Chicago area, Holt also offers a range of services for struggling families, single parents and women facing unplanned pregnancy — helping families become stronger, and giving them hope for a better future.

Foster Care Programs

When children enter the foster care system, some are ultimately able to reunite with their families. For children in Oregon and Washington who cannot safely reunite with their families, Holt helps them stay in the care of a foster family while they wait to go home to an adoptive family — and also helps families adopt through the foster care system. Holt plans to expand foster care programming to continue to reach the most vulnerable children in the U.S.

Adoption Programs

Whether families choose to adopt or simply complete the homestudy portion of their adoption through Holt, we walk alongside them every step of the way. Holt pioneered international adoption over 60 years ago, and remains a global leader today — uniting children from nine countries with families in all 50 states. Holt also has domestic adoption programs in six states, and branch offices providing direct homestudy services in 13 states across the U.S.

Post-Adoption Services

The adoption journey doesn't end when a child arrives home. For adoptive families and Adoptees, Holt provides lifelong support through a robust and innovative offering of post-adoption services. Our post-adoption team stands by Adoptees and adoptive families for life – every step of the way, no matter what life brings. Whether you want to connect with other Adoptees or explore your history or heritage, Holt's post-adoption team offers helpful services and resources – just for you and your family.

A Message from Caryl Garcia
Senior Vice President, Programs

Since the 1950s, Holt's work in Creswell, Oregon and Seoul, Korea has expanded around the world and across the United States. Through our domestic infant adoption program, homestudy, post-placement and other adoption-related services, every year Holt's U.S.-based social workers and staff help hundreds of adoptive parents grow their families through adoption. In the Northwest, Holt's foster care and adoption program also strives to find permanent, loving families for children in the foster care system who cannot safely reunite with their birth families. But like our programs around the world, Holt's U.S.-based programs and services reach beyond adoption. Through our Empowering Women, Strengthening Families program, Holt empowers birth mothers to successfully and independently parent their children by equipping them with the tools and support they need. Today, Holt also has a robust post-adoption services team that stands by adoptees and families for life — providing everything from adoptee camps and heritage tours to counseling and birth search support. In every case, we are motivated to ensure that every child can grow and thrive in a loving and secure home — exploring new opportunities to serve and strengthen the adoption community in the U.S.

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