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Why Holt
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Children Thrive in Families!

At Holt International, we always put the needs of children first. Our model of care is child-centered, and strives to help children grow and thrive in the love of a family. As a sponsor, you help by ...

Keeping Kids in Families



of sponsored children live with their parents or extended family.

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Caring for Orphans



of sponsored children live with foster families, or in group homes or orphanages.

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Caring for Children Who Wait



of sponsored children are waiting to join a family through adoption.

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More than 60 years ago, Holt pioneered international adoption and began providing individualized care to children facing homelessness and hardship around the world. That experience has shown us that children thrive in families. Holt's goal is to ensure that every one of the 200,000 children in our global programs has a stable, loving home.

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One-On-One Care for EVERY Child...

When you become a sponsor, your sponsored child will be matched — one-to-one — with an advocate or social worker who regularly meets with your sponsored child, their teachers and their family. This rigorous, holistic and child-centered approach means we meet children in need where they are to provide meaningful, life-changing care, including:

Be the Difference. Sponsor a Child. Transform a Life.

For $34 a month, you can make a lasting difference in the life of a child by providing the food, clothing, school supplies, medical care and family support they need.

Uganda | Boy
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I'm 4!
My birthday is 06-01-2016!
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India | Girl
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I'm 13!
My birthday is 04-07-2007!
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Uganda | Girl
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I'm 7!
My birthday is 05-05-2013!
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Haiti | Boy
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I'm 7!
My birthday is 06-03-2013!
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Child Sponsorship FAQs

Sponsorship faqs

You'll Change Their Life— And, They'll Change Yours!

Two to three times a year, your sponsored child's on-the-ground advocate will work with your sponsored child and their family or caregiver to provide an update, new photo or colored picture just for you. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to send cards three times per year, and you are welcome to write to your child any time.

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Progress report
Greeting cards
Thank you arts and letters

Countries Where We Work

Holt International has child sponsorship programs in twelve countries. Click to learn more about Holt's programs — and how you can help kids in need. If you want to sponsor a child in a particular country or from a particular program, please call us at 541-687-2202 and we can help!

YOU Make All the Difference

Kids shouldn't worry about where they will sleep at night, but too often they do. See one sponsor's story of giving a new home to a family living near Mongolia's largest garbage dump.

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Holt International is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 23-7257390.