Holt Alumni

Since the mid 1950's Holt International has placed more than 40,000 children with adoptive families.
Although many of the adoptees have grown up-- what ever age they are-- it seems that adoptees never outgrow the pleasure of connecting with other adoptees who share the unique life experience of being an international adoptee.
For the first time, the Chair and Vice Chair of Holt's Board of Directors are adult adoptees.  Their understanding and commitment to the adoptee experience is profound and deeply felt and acknowledged. 
Holt is expanding our adult adoptee outreach program and would like to hear from adoptees to learn what would be of interest to them.  Please take a moment to fill out the on-line questionnaire.  We look forward to hearing from you.
For Adoptees 18 and Over -- * indicate required fields
Your Current Information
*First Name
*Last Name



Day Phone
Evening Phone
Marital Status
Married   Single    Divorced
Spouse's Name
Is your spouse adopted?
Yes    No
If yes, what country ?
 Do you have any children?
Yes    No 
 If yes, how many?
Are any of your children adopted?
Yes    No
If yes, from where?
Your Adoption Information
Birth Name
*Country of Birth
Arrival Date
Arrival Country
Adoptive Parent's Name
Name of Adoption Agency
Your Birth Search
Have you utilized Holt's background information service? (Please check all that apply)
Identifying Information
Passive Voluntary Adoption Registry
Non-identifying information
Assisted Search
Send Me Information About Holt's Adoptee Background Information Services
Is searching for your birth family an important issue for you?
Important   Somewhat   Not Important    Not At This Time   Not Sure
Reasons for search:
Medical   Curiosity   Other
Do your parents know you're searching?  Yes    No
Are they supportive?  Yes    No
Have you searched before?  Yes    No
If yes, what process did you utilize? Please check all that apply.
U.S. Adoption Agency
Overseas Adoption Agency
Private Agency
Contact in Country of Birth
Did you locate your birth family?  Yes    No
Have you met your birth family?  Yes    No
If yes, do you have an ongoing relationship?  Yes    No
Would you like to be in contact with other adoptees who have searched?  Yes    No
Other Information
Have you ever traveled to your birth country?  Yes    No
Have you participated in Holt Heritage Camp?  Years:
Motherland Tours / Year 
Korean Gatherings/ Year 
Mini Gatherings/ Year 
Vietnam Reunion/ Year 
Other Activities/Events/ Year 
Adoptee Outreach

How can Holt best serve adult adoptees?

Adoptee-adoption conferences / workshops
Mentorship Opportunities
Adoption Articles, Books, Newsletters
Adult Adoptee Tours/ Retreats
Adoptee Chat Rooms, Bulletin Boards, Internet       Sites
Education / Information on Issues of Race,
      Adoption & Ethnicity
Regional Events (Cultural-Adoption Related)
Networking with other Adoptees
Research on Adoption / Adoptee Experiences
Assistance with Birth Search
Not Sure
Do you currently participant in an adoptee group?  Yes    No
If yes, which group?
Other Services
I would like to receive Holt's Enewsletter: Yes    No
I would like to be added to Holt's E-mail information update list: Yes    No
I would like to receive a complimentary copy of Holt's Holt International magazine: Yes    No
I would like to attend Adult Adoptee events in my area: Yes    No
I would like information about the Birth Country Tour:  Yes    No
I am interested in Volunteer Opportunities:  Yes    No
How did you find out about this survey?
Feel free to send this survey to other adult adoptees or provide us with their names and contact information and we will contact them.

Thank you very much for taking part in this survey. The information you submit will be kept confidential.



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.