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Oregon & Washington Branch Office

Adoption services from this branch office are open to all families living in OR and WA, 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.

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, please see the upcoming dates below.


November 3, 2022 at 10:30am


November 16, 2022 at 4:00pm


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

Jessica Groeneweg, Holt International

Jessica Groeneweg, MSW

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

Jo Ann Cleghorn, Holt International

Jo Ann Cleghorn

Branch Assistant | OR & WA
[email protected]
Call: 206-922-1465

Luisa Barnes, Holt International

Luisa Barnes, MSW

Social Worker | Eugene, Salem, Central & Southern Oregon
[email protected]
Call: 541-912-1033

Lindsay Lanham, Holt International

Lindsay Lanham, MSW

Social Worker | Eastern WA
[email protected]
Call: 512-731-0101

Alyssa Layne, Holt International

Alyssa Layne, MSW, LCSW

Social Worker | WA
[email protected]

May Nelson, Holt International

May Chan Nelson, MSW

Social Worker | Portland, Salem, Northern OR Coast & Southwest WA
[email protected]
Call: 971-227-8558

Tara Nolan, Holt International

Tara Nolan, LCSW

Social Worker | Portland, Salem, Eastern OR & Southwest WA
[email protected]
Call: 646-643-3335

Gary Sampson, Holt International

Gary Sampson, MSW, LICSW

Social Worker | WA
[email protected]
Call: 206-353-1141



Holt Oregon & Washington Branch Office
20425 72nd Ave S, Ste 218
Kent, WA 98032