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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.

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.
  • Families must be open to a child of either gender.
  • Most children stay in nurturing foster families and receive exceptional in-country care while they wait to join their families.
  • Older children and children with moderate to major special needs may be adopted through a unique process with more flexible family eligibility criteria. Contact our adoption team at [email protected] to learn more.
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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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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 Thailand Adoption

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Holt International has adoption programs in these locations: