Holt’s post adoption services department can help you begin a search for your birth family.
Let’s Talk About Birth Search
Birth search is a personal and complex journey. This introductory video provides some basic information on the search process and where to begin.
How to Begin
It’s possible for some adoptees to search for their birth family, but every country’s process and requirements vary. In most cases, adoptees need to work with their U.S. placing agency in order to conduct a birth search.
To determine if Holt International was your placing agency, or to contact a a post adoption staff person, please complete the form below. You’ll receive an email in 2-5 business days confirming that Holt was your placing agency, or referring you to other agencies. If you know that Holt wasn’t your placing agency, you are still welcome to contact us. We do offer some services for non-Holt adult adoptees and would be glad to discuss these with you.
In some cases, after we assess your file, we may determine there’s too little information to conduct a search. If a search isn’t possible through Holt, we will continue to be present to offer guidance and support as you discover alternative solutions.
If You Are a Birth Parent
Please contact us if you are a birth parent searching for a Holt adoptee.
Post Adoption Services
We’re here to help adoptees, adoptive families, birth parents and all others with lifelong support and services.
Connect with other adoptees and find additional resources tailored just for you.
Citizenship & Documentation
Need help or advice on obtaining records or learning about citizenship?
Support & Education
Adoption can result in emotional challenges and questions. We’re here to help. Contact us at [email protected].
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