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New Jersey, New York & Pennsylvania Branch Office

Adoption services from this branch office are open to all families living in New Jersey, New York & Pennsylvania, 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.

RSVP to an 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.


August 13, 2022 at 10:00am


August 31, 2022 at 6:00pm


September 13, 2022 at 8:30pm


September 26, 2022 at 7:30pm


October 3, 2022 at 6:00pm


October 15, 2022 at 10:00am


October 24, 2022 at 4:00pm


November 9, 2022 at 8:30pm


November 19, 2022 at 10:00am


December 5, 2022 at 6:00pm


December 17, 2022 at 10:00am


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

Sama Alghali, Holt International

Sama Alghali, MSS, LSW

Branch Director | NJ/NY/PA
[email protected]
Call: 609-882-4972

Anne Taylor, Holt International

Anne Taylor, MS

Branch Assistant | NJ/NY/PA
[email protected]
Call: 609-882-4972

Cynthia Marrone, Holt International

Cynthia Marrone, BA, CSW

Social Worker | NJ  
[email protected]
Call: 732-996-4973

Kaitlin Torrenzano, Holt International

Kaitlin Torrenzano, LSW

Social Worker | Northern NJ & NY
[email protected]
Call: 908-793-8841

Marty Cardona, Holt International

Marty Cardona, MS

Social Worker | Upstate NY
[email protected]
Call: 585-397-2094

Mia Diamond Padwa, Holt International

Mia Diamond Padwa, LMSW

Social Worker | Downstate NY
[email protected]

Mallori Cain, Holt International

Mallori Cain, MSW, LSW

Social Worker | Philadelphia & Eastern PA 
[email protected]
Call: 706-247-5559

Jonna Mittereder, Holt International

Joanna Mittereder, LSW

Branch Social Worker | Pittsburgh & Western PA
[email protected]
Call: 412-310-6773

Melissa Guyer, Holt International

Melissa Guyer, MS.Ed.

Social Worker | PA
[email protected]
Call: 717-487-2270


Holt New Jersey, New York & Pennsylvania Branch Office
3466 Progress Dr. Suite 110 
Bensalem, PA 19020