Infographic: How Has International Adoption Changed Through The Years?

This National Adoption Month, we’re reflecting on some of the most significant ways international adoption has changed over the years. Holt first pioneered international adoption in 1956, with our number of children placed peaking in 2002. This series of infographics compares where we have been through 65+ years of history with where we are today as an international adoption agency.  

While so much has changed, our commitment to children who need families, to adoptive families and to adoptees remains the same.

Vietnam children in orphanage waiting to be adopted

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