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Adopt from the Philippines

Since 1976, Holt has helped unite more than 1,000 children from the Philippines with permanent, loving families in the U.S.

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

Children eligible for adoption from the Philippines are typically 4 years or older at the time they join their families and have minor special needs. Holt has a highly respected adoption program in the Philippines with a stable process and our longstanding partner in the region, the Kaisahang Buhay Foundation (KBF), has years of experience uniting children with families via international adoption. Holt’s U.S. staff will also work closely with you throughout the adoption process to ensure you feel informed and prepared every step of the way. The Philippines program is only open to Catholic and Christian families.

Children in the Philippines Who Need Families

  • Children are typically 4-8 years old at the time of placement and have minor special needs and/or a complex parental history.
  • Older children (6+) or children with more involved special needs are also waiting to be matched with families. 
  • Older sibling groups are available.
  • Families cannot specify a gender preference.
  • Reports on children who need families are very detailed, containing family background, behavioral and developmental information.
  • Most children live in government or privately run care centers, while some children live in licensed foster homes.
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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.

Eligibility Requirements & Fees

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Need help funding your adoption?

Families adopting through Holt receive free, professional guidance and support from a one-on-one finance coach throughout their adoption process. Even if you’re just considering adoption, email us to set up your first consultation today!

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Philippines Adoption FAQs

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Help Protect International Adoption for Children

Your gift today will help a child be adopted, care for them while they wait, and even ensure that they receive critical post-adoption help for life!

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 Philippines Adoption

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Holt International has adoption programs in these locations: