California Branch Office

Adoption services from this branch office are open to all families living in CA, even if you are using another placing agency.

We can help you adopt via international or U.S. adoption. If you are already working with another agency, we can complete your homestudy and provide post-placement services.

Exploring Adoption?
We Can Help.

We offer caring support from experienced social workers who will assist you with your international or U.S. adoption.

Holt knows how important it is for prospective adoptive families to feel supported throughout the process. Our knowledgeable social workers are here to answer questions and offer guidance throughout your adoption.

Homestudy Services

We can facilitate homestudies for families who are adopting internationally or in the U.S., even if you are with another placing agency.

International Adoption Services

If you are adopting internationally through Holt, we will conduct your homestudy and serve as a resource throughout the process. You can also look to us for post-adoption support and referrals.

U.S. Adoption Services

We can offer support and referrals for families adopting in the United States. If you live in Illinois or Wisconsin, we are looking for qualified adoptive families for infants who need loving families.

Adoption Information Meeting

Want to learn more about international or domestic adoption? Attend a free adoption information meeting to learn about the adoption process from an experienced Holt social worker. We will cover eligibility requirements, the homestudy, common child profiles and Holt’s mission of finding a loving and secure home for every child. Our hope is to help you navigate through this process and answer whatever questions you may have. To register, please see the upcoming dates below.

May 3, 2022 at 7:00pm


May 21, 2022 at 12:00pm


June 7, 2022 at 7:00pm


June 18, 2022 at 11:00am


Have You Already Adopted?
We Can Help.

Holt offers a range of services to adoptive parents and adoptees through its post adoption services team in Holt’s Eugene, OR headquarters as well as through staff in our branch office. Any family or adoptee can utilize Holt’s services even if you adopted from another agency.

  • Birth Search & Reunion Support
  • Citizenship & Documentation help
  • Adoptee Connections and Advice

Birth Search

If you are interested in beginning a birth parent search, begin here.

Citizenship & Documentation

Need help or advice on obtaining records or learning about citizenship? Contact us.

Post Adoption Coaching & Education

Adoption can result in emotional challenges and questions. We’re here to help.

Meet Our Staff

Ann Cleary, Holt International

Ann Cleary

Branch Director | CA
[email protected]
Call: 818-889-8045

Paula Goodrich, Holt International

Paula Goodrich

Branch Assistant | CA
[email protected]
Call: 818-889-8045

Carolyn Cain, Holt International

Carolyn Cain, MSW

Social Worker | Central CA
[email protected]
Call: 559-392-2329

Michael Guinn, Holt International

Michael Guinn

Social Worker | Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino & San Diego counties
[email protected]
Call: 951-529-8867

Deborah Ingram

Deborah Ingram

Social Worker | Bay Area
[email protected]
Call: 831-659-2056

Sungeun Park, Holt International

Sungeun Park, MSW

Social Worker | Southern CA, Korean-Speaking Families
[email protected]
Call: 949-371-3787

Samantha Sutherland, Holt International

Samantha Sutherland

Social Worker | Greater Sacramento Area & Northern CA
[email protected]
Call: 832-577-2611

Emily Otis, MSW

Social Worker | Greater Los Angeles Area
[email protected]
Call: 805-410-2300


Holt California Branch Office
28310 Roadside Dr. Suite 200
Agoura Hills, CA 91301