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Adopt from Thailand

Since 1975, Holt has helped to unite more than 1,000 children from Thailand with permanent, loving families in the U.S.

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

In Thailand, children waiting for permanent, loving families are typically 2-3 years old at the time they join their families and have minor to moderate physical or developmental special needs. Most of the children in Holt’s Thailand adoption program spend the first several weeks of their life with their birth mother, and then stay in the nurturing care of a Holt foster family while they wait to join their adoptive family. For more than 45 years, we have worked alongside our in-country partner, Holt Sahathai Foundation (HSF), to guide families through the adoption process. We will work closely with you to anticipate needs, overcome obstacles and support you throughout your journey to welcome a child into your family.

Did you know Holt does relative adoptions from Thailand? Learn more

Children in Thailand Who Need Families

  • Children are typically 2-3 years old at the time of placement.
  • Children have minor to moderate physical or developmental special needs. Learn more about Disabilities & Medical Conditions in Special Needs Adoption.
  • Most children stay in nurturing foster families and receive exceptional in-country care while they wait to join their families.
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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.

Thailand Special Needs Adoption

There is a select group of children who are part of our Special Needs Project in Thailand — children who are older, have medical or developmental needs, and/or are part of a sibling group. Each of these children has had an in-person, one-on-one assessment with a Holt social worker! Family eligibility for this program can be more flexible than our standard program. You can view these children on the photolisting, or email us at [email protected] to learn more.  

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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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.

Request Free Adoption Information

Click below to complete our inquiry form or email us at [email protected] to connect with one of our adoption specialists.

Adoption Info Meetings

Check out our free, virtual adoption information meetings open to families in all 50 states!

Apply Online

Ready to start your adoption journey? Click below to apply, or email [email protected] if you have questions!

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Inquire About Thailand Adoption

Holt is ready to answer your questions! It only takes a few minutes to submit your inquiry. Our adoption specialists will be in touch with you within one business day.

Holt International is a Hague-accredited agency with adoption programs in these locations: