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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. Holt has a limited number of families who may apply and wait for a match through the Vietnam program every year. Please contact our adoption team at [email protected] before applying.

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.
  • 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

Stories About Adoption from Vietnam

Vietnam 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 Vietnam Adoption

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Holt International has adoption programs in these locations: