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West Coast Branch Office

Adoption services for families in CA, OR and WA are available from Holt’s West Coast Branch, 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 CA, OR and WA 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

Ann Cleary, Holt International

Ann Cleary

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

Paula Goodrich, Holt International

Paula Goodrich

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

Jo Ann Cleghorn, Holt International

Jo Ann Cleghorn

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

Tara Nolan, Holt International

Tara Nolan, LCSW

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

Lindsay Lanham, Holt International

Lindsay Lanham, MSW

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

Emily Otis, MSW

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

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


Holt West Coast Branch Office
28310 Roadside Drive, Suite 200
Agoura Hills, CA  91301