Holt’s post adoption services department provides a wide variety of services for adoptive families. If you aren’t sure where to start, just select one of the topics below to begin your journey. Here you can find information ranging from Holt’s history in Ethiopia, to citizenship information and counseling services.

Background & Historical Information [expand title=”Read More” swaptitle=”Read Less”]This includes the history of Holt’s early years, and our work in Ethiopia.  Please click here.[/expand]

File Copies [expand title=”Read More” swaptitle=”Read Less”]Holt may be able to provide you with a copy of your child’s documents from your U.S. file. This is usually the same information provided to you during the adoption process. Documents can be lost over time, and Holt is happy to help you replace these valuable pieces of history. Please click here.[/expand]

Birth Family Search [expand title=”Read More” swaptitle=”Read Less”]For some adoptees, a search for birth family may be possible. If your adult adoptee has decided to search, there are many ways you can provide support during the process. Please click here. [/expand]

Citizenship  [expand title=”Read More” swaptitle=”Read Less”]

N-600Proving U.S. citizenship is important for adoptees, and Holt would like to help resolve any issues you or your child may encounter, including issues with Social Security or U.S. passports. We may be able to determine an adoptee’s citizenship status, provide document copies, and help replace lost certificates. Please click here.[/expand]

Travel [expand title=”Read More” swaptitle=”Read Less”]If you are considering a visit to Ethiopia, and would like to investigate your child’s past while you are there, please contact Holt.  Please click here.[/expand]

Counseling & Referral Services [expand title=”Read More” swaptitle=”Read Less”]Everyone needs an empathic listener and expert advice sometimes. A Holt social workers can assist you in determining what resources you may need and how to access them. We want to help. Please click here.[/expand]

Correspondence [expand title=”Read More” swaptitle=”Read Less”]Holt knows the importance of maintaining a connection between adoptees, adoptive families, birth families and foster families. Even if your child’s birth or foster families aren’t known, adoptees and adoptive parents can place a letter and photo into the adoptee’s file in case their birth family or foster family ever contacts Holt. Please click here.[/expand]

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