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Adopt from Vietnam

Since 1973, Holt has helped to unite more than 450 children from Vietnam with permanent, loving families in the U.S.

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Holt is one of just three trusted U.S. adoption agencies approved to unite families with children from Vietnam.

In Vietnam, children waiting for permanent, loving families are typically older and may have developmental, physical or emotional special needs. Holt’s history in Vietnam is long and significant, and through the years, our local staff has developed an uncommonly strong relationship with the Vietnamese government. Our staff also has many years of experience working in international adoption, and personally visits the children on track for adoption to provide thorough child updates for families while they wait to unite with their child. Throughout your adoption, our Vietnam team will work closely with you to ensure you feel informed and prepared every step of the way. A limited number of families may apply and wait for a match through the Vietnam program every year. Please contact our adoption team at [email protected] before applying.

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

Children in Vietnam Who Need Families

  • Children most in need of adoption are older children (5-10+) who may or may not have special needs other than age, and children of all ages with moderate to major developmental, physical or medical special needs. Learn more about Disabilities & Medical Conditions in Special Needs Adoption.
  • Older sibling groups (typically age 10+) may be waiting for families.
  • Most children are cared for in government-run child care centers.
  • Parental eligibility requirements for the Vietnam program are generally more open and can be flexible depending on the needs of the specific child.
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Meet the children waiting for a family

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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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Vietnam Adoption FAQs

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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 Vietnam 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: