United States

Holt International began finding families for children born in the U.S. in 1978, primarily in Oregon.  Please note that information regarding the birth parents or birth family is confidential. However there are options open to you.

Confidential Intermediary Services

Holt encourages adoptees and families to correspond with their birth parent(s) if their whereabouts are known and they are open to communication. Even if the birth parent is not currently available, adoptees and families may send letters and photos through us to be placed in the adoptee’s file. They will be available for the birth parent, if she or he comes forward. Guidelines for sending letters and photos are available on request.

Counseling & Referral Services 

Everyone needs an empathic listener and expert advice sometimes. One of our social workers can assist you in determining what resources you may need and how to access them. We want to help. Please click here.

Birth Family Search

Adoptees may search for birth parents after the adoptee reaches the age of 18.  If your child is now age 18 or over, please have them contact us directly and we’d be happy to discuss this service with them.

If your adoption was finalized in the state of Oregon, adoptive parents may now search for birth parents on behalf of their minor child.  We would be glad to discuss the process and things to consider as well as Oregon’s new open court records regulations.

To begin your investigation, we must first confirm that Holt International placed your child in an adoptive family. Once this has been verified, you’ll receive an email and further instructions for requesting any of the options noted above. Please follow the link below to contact us. Someone will respond within 2-3 days, if possible.