Through the years, Holt has placed over 800 children from Thailand with families in the United States — including more than 260 children just over the past decade. Most importantly, many children in Thailand are waiting right now for a permanent, loving family of their own.
We are currently not accepting applications for the standard program. However, the Thailand Special Needs Project — which places children who are older in age or who have more involved special needs — is open to applicants and eligibility guidelines are very flexible! To learn more about the Special Needs Project eligibility guidelines, please click here.
For over 45 years, Holt International has worked to serve the needs of homeless and at-risk children and families in Thailand. However, international adoption is just one of the ways Holt works to ensure children in Thailand can grow up in loving, stable homes. Before pursuing adoption, Holt always strives to keep children in the loving care of their birth families — providing services to help prevent child abandonment and keep families together.
Explore the average length of the adoption process, fees and expenses, parent eligibility and the needs of children waiting for a family in Thailand.
Whether you are still gathering information or you feel ready to apply to adopt, we have many free ways for you to explore our programs or get started.
This month, three Holt staff members will travel throughout Thailand to assess 130 children who are eligible for adoption through the Thailand Special Needs Program. Right now, I’m packing my suitcase, ...
Holt adoptive parents Kyle Geissler and Robin Stephens bring their 5 and 6-year-olds sons on a trip to Thailand — giving them an early opportunity to explore their identity, celebrate their heritage and ...