Adoption in Birth Country

At Holt International, we believe every child should have the opportunity to grow up in the country and the culture of their birth. Whenever a child is relinquished for adoption, Holt always explores in-country adoption before considering international adoption.

In many countries, Holt has also advocated for in-country adoption — and in some cases, helped develop and implement social welfare systems and practices to help children join adoptive families in their birth country. Read stories about children and families united through in-country adoption, Holt’s advocacy efforts, and how sponsors and donors support this critical work!