Serving Families in Illinois & Wisconsin

If you live in Illinois or Wisconsin and are using a different agency for your adoption placement, Holt can still help you! We work with families and other adoption agencies to complete homestudy and post-placement requirements. If you would like to use Holt for these services, please fill out the form below to get connected to your local branch office. If you are unsure of the services you need, please use the box below to tell us more about your situation. To learn about International Adoption, please contact adopt@holtinternational.org or call 833-346-9044.

Holt's Illinois and Wisconsin branch offers personable and caring support by providing experienced social workers to assist you with your adoption. Holt knows that throughout the adoption process, you will have questions and concerns, or may just need to talk to someone who understands. Holt's Illinois and Wisconsin branch social workers will be there for you as you embark on the journey to bring your child home.

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Illinois & Wisconsin Offices

Branch Director: Amy Trotter
Branch Assistant: Christi Lanham

Serving families in Illinois

270 Remington Boulevard, Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Ph: 630-754-4500

Serving families in Wisconsin

414 E. Walnut St. Suite 261
Green Bay, WI 54301

Valeri Zegers
Birth Parent and Adoption Supervisor
Ph: 920-328-5058

RSVP To A Group Information Meeting

Want to learn more about international or domestic adoption? Attend a free adoption information meeting to learn about the adoption process from an experienced Holt social worker. We will cover eligibility requirements, the homestudy, common child profiles and Holt's mission of finding a loving and secure home for every child. Our hope is to help you navigate through this process and answer whatever questions you may have. To register, please see the upcoming dates below.

Illinois  Wisconsin  

Adoption Information Meeting

Hosted By: Danielle Smith
Date: December 8, 2020
Time: 6:00pm
City: Held Virtually via Zoom

Adoption Information Meeting

Hosted By: Holt Wisconsin
Date: December 8, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
City: Held virtually via Zoom

Meet Our Team

Amy TrotterAmy Trotter, MSW, LCSW
Branch Director | IL & WI
630-754-4514

I joined Holt in 2008. In addition to supervising program activities, I prepare families for adoption in our international and domestic programs, provide training and education to families, as well as post-adoption services. I'm a licensed clinical social worker and hold both a bachelor's and a master's degree in social work. I received my master's degree from the University of Iowa. I've worked in the field of child welfare since 1995, including experience in the fields of foster care, housing, juvenile court, and adoption.

Christi Lanham

Christi Lanham
Branch Coordinator | IL & WI
630-754-4502

Christi is very happy to be a part of the Holt International team. She has worked with families and children in different capacities for over 25 years, nine of which have been in the adoption field. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and began her career as a 5th grade teacher. Her other experiences include operating a licensed home daycare, secretary for an adoption agency, and secretary at a primary school in Glendale Heights. Christi is passionate about Holt's work and is eager to help families with the adoption process.

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