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Families Not Finances

Because money should never stand between a child and a loving family.

Funding Adoptions & Caring for Children with Special Needs

Holt’s Families Not Finances campaign helps children join the loving families they deserve by removing financial barriers to adoption. When you give to Families Not Finances, you not only help fund an adoption grant for a waiting child – you also help to provide nurturing care while they wait for a family!

It’s a heartbreaking reality that children with disabilities or healthcare needs are relinquished into orphanages at higher rates, and wait longer to be adopted than children who are healthy. Children who are older or part of sibling groups also wait longer for a family. Because of their increased needs, it just takes longer to help find them the right family.

95% of children waiting for families have special needs

Whether they are older than 5, part of a sibling group or have disabilities, most waiting children need help finding a family equipped to meet their needs. Your gift can help the right family afford to adopt a waiting child.

44% of children adopted internationally have moderate to major needs

Your gift toward a Holt adoption grant not only helps a family afford to adopt a waiting child — it also frees up funds to provide any needed medical care or therapies for their child once home in the U.S.

36 children joined adoptive families with the help of grants in 2021

In 2021, Holt awarded $146,100 in adoption grants to help 36 children join families — including five $10,000 grants and 31 Special Needs Adoption Fund grants in smaller amounts. This represents one-fourth of the children who joined families internationally through Holt in 2021.

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Help a Child Join a Family

Your gift will help a waiting child join a loving adoptive family as quickly as possible.

Thank You Letters from Adoptive Families

An adoption grant can make all the difference for a waiting child and the family who is waiting to call them their son or daughter. Read thank you notes from Holt adoption grant recipient families, written to the generous donors who helped fund their adoption.

Immense Gratitude & Appreciation

After six months home with their son, Jacqueline and Tracy Probst write an update and thank you letter to the people who helped fund their adoption grant — and helped make Spencer a part of their family.

You Played Such a Vital Role

Whitney and Barrett Wilson adopted three siblings from Colombia with help from a Holt adoption grant. Read their letter of thanks and family update that they wrote to Holt donors.

One Family’s “Thank You”

The Court family expresses their gratitude to those who donated to Holt’s Special Needs Adoption Fund (SNAF), which helped them to bring their son, Eric, home in 2015. 

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Need Help Financing Your Adoption?

Learn about grants and other resources available to help you adopt a child who is waiting for a family!

Stories About Holt’s Families Not Finances Campaign

smiling girl with Down syndrome waiting to be adopted

Help a Child Join a Family

Your gift will help a waiting child join a loving adoptive family as quickly as possible.