We pioneered international adoption over 60 years ago and we remain the leaders today, uniting families with children who truly need them. We stand by adoptees and their families for their entire lives — providing world-class care to children waiting to come home, as well as resources, education, tools and support to families and adult adoptees. You can rest assured that we are doing adoption the right way.
Older children, children with special needs and sibling groups are waiting, right now, to be matched with adoptive families. For many children in Bulgaria, international adoption is the only possible route to a permanent family.
Holt's U.S. staff will work closely with you throughout the adoption process. We want you to feel informed and prepared every step of the way. We go above and beyond to provide all the resources and assistance you need, including a detailed, trauma-informed adoptive parent education uniquely tailored to your family and the specific child you hope to adopt.
Holt's post-adoption services are second to none. From camps, family support groups, counseling and adoption-specific nutrition advice to birth family searches, citizenship questions and homeland tours, we stand by you for life — because we know that your adoption doesn't end when you arrive home.
Explore the average length of the adoption process, fees and expenses, parent eligibility and the needs of children waiting for a family.
Whether you are still gathering information or you feel ready to apply, we have many ways for you to explore our programs and learn more about adopting through Holt.