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Central States Branch Office

Serving families in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota

Adoption services from this branch office are open to all families living in IA, KS, MO, NE and SD, 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.

Join us for an upcoming adoption information meeting!

These remote meetings are open to families anywhere in the U.S.

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.

Submit form here to inquire about these adoption services

Families living in IA, IL, KS, MO, NE, SD and WI may use this form to contact our branch office staff providing homestudy services and adoption support services in these states.

Adoption Information Meetings

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 through Eventbrite, please click the link below.

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

Jessica Groeneweg, Holt International

Jessica Groeneweg, MSW

Branch Director
[email protected]
Call: 402-934-5031

Brenda Ritnour, Holt International

Brenda Ritnour

Branch Assistant
[email protected]
Call: 402-934-5031 x302

Jodi Dumler, Holt International

Jodi Dumler, MSW

Social Worker | Western NE & KS
[email protected]
Call: 402-640-7879

Jennifer Kooiker, MSW

Social Worker | Northwestern IA & Southeastern SD
[email protected]
Call: 708-927-2693

Joy Quante, Holt International

Joy Quante, M.Ed.

Social Worker | MO & IL
[email protected]
Call: 314-471-7110

Danielle Smith, Holt International

Danielle M. Smith, MSW

Social Worker | Eastern IA
[email protected]
Call: 309-489-6168

Cara Smith, Holt International

Cara Smith, MSW

Social Worker | NE & Western Iowa
[email protected]
Call: 402-841-1323

Crystal Winter Holt International

Crystal Winter, MSW

Social Worker | Kansas City
[email protected]
Call: 913-552-5131

Holt Central States Branch Office
12100 W. Center Road, Suite 523A 
Omaha, NE 68144