Holt International’s legacy began in Korea in the 1950s, when the Korean War left thousands of children orphaned or separated from their families. Harry and Bertha Holt changed history by adopting eight children from Korea, inspiring thousands of families to follow.

Through Holt’s Korea programs today, sponsors and donors help care for children and adults with special needs, empower single mothers to parent their children and support efforts to seek permanent, loving families for children through adoption. Read stories about Holt’s work in Korea and the children and families in our programs, as well as stories by and about Korean adoptees and adoptive families!