Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. -Proverbs 31:8

Dear advocate,

I’d like to invite you to join a movement of people who are motivated to help orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children to grow up in a nurturing, loving, secure family.

Holt advocates are individuals who share the Holt story and raise awareness in their communities about the needs of children around the world. Whether you’re an adoptee, adoptive parent, sponsor or someone who just believes in Holt’s vision for helping children, you can impact a child’s life in a profound way.

I will equip you with the information and resources you need to unleash your creativity and begin advocating for children in Holt programs around the world — whether by building awareness of our work, raising funds, recruiting sponsors or finding potential adoptive families. We have a few ideas for how you can do this, but we are also wide open to your creative approaches to sharing the mission of Holt International.

I look forward to seeing what we can do together to advocate for the world’s most vulnerable children.


Daniel Hespen
Family Recruitment
Holt International

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4 Ways to Advocate!

There are many ways to advocate! You could host an info meeting or presentation, hang fliers in daycare centers or community centers, share waiting child stories on your social media, or commit to praying for a waiting child every day. Here are four ways that others have advocated, but don't feel like you need to do what they did. Find something that is a good fit for you and go for it!


Are you doing something unique to advocate for children? We want to hear about it!

Email advocates@holtinternational.org for a chance to be featured on our blog.

Below you will find materials and resources to help you advocate for children.



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