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Adopt from Colombia

Holt began finding families for children in Colombia in 2018.

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Many children in Colombia are waiting for a loving, permanent family.

In Colombia, many older children, sibling groups and children with special needs are waiting to join an adoptive family. All children live in foster care or group homes while they wait, providing more nurturing, one-on-one care and helping them form healthy emotional bonds. Throughout your adoption from Colombia, Holt’s U.S. staff will work closely with you to ensure you feel informed and prepared every step of the way. We go above and beyond to provide all the resources, assistance and post-adoption support and services you need.

Children in Colombia Who Need Families

  • All children waiting for families live in foster care or group homes, and are 1-16 years old at the time of placement.
  • If at least one parent is of Colombian heritage, they can be matched with a child between the ages of 1-5 (or older) with minor or no known medical or developmental needs.
  • Non-Colombian families may adopt a child of any age with a medical, developmental or psychological condition requiring lifelong care, or a child or sibling group over age 10 with minor needs.
  • There is a strong need for families open to sibling groups of two children, where the eldest is 10+ years old, or a sibling group of three or more children.
  • Families who are interested in adopting a child or siblings age 10+ are able to host a child while in process.
  • Most children have been removed from family care due to neglect, abuse, poverty or loss of a caregiver.
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Meet the children waiting for a family

To preserve children’s confidentiality, you will be asked to log in or sign up before you access the waiting child photolisting.

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Host a Child from Colombia!

The Colombia hosting program helps older children from Colombia join loving adoptive families in the U.S. It is designed for families who are considering older child adoption or are interested in advocating for older children who need families. You can host an older child for five weeks — giving them the chance to experience life with a family in the U.S.

Open your heart and home to an older child

Eligibility Requirements & Fees

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Colombia Adoption FAQs

Start Your Journey in Adoption

Whether you are considering adoption or are ready to apply to adopt, we have many free ways for you to explore our programs or get started.

Learn About Adoption Grants

There are many resources available to help you finance your adoption.

Adoption Info Meetings

Check out our free adoption information meetings through our branch offices.

Apply Online

If you’re ready to start your adoption process, applying online is secure and easy.

Inquire About Colombia Adoption

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Holt International has adoption programs in these locations: