Who We Are

At Holt International, we seek a world where every child has the support and resources to reach their full potential — a world where every child has a loving and secure home.

Since our founding in 1956, we have worked toward our vision through programs that strengthen and preserve families that are at risk of separation; by providing critical care and support to orphaned and vulnerable children; and by leading the global community in finding families for children who need them and providing the pre- and post-adoption support and resources they need to thrive.

Always, we focus on each child’s unique needs — keeping the child’s best interest at the forefront of every decision.

 
 

What We Do

Around the world, we work toward our vision by providing individualized, child-focused services in three main program areas:

Family Preservation

Family Strengthening

We believe that children should grow up in the loving care of their families. That's why our first priority is always to strengthen and preserve struggling families, whenever possible. Through nutritional, financial, health, education and counseling services, we provide the tools and resources families need to grow stable and self-reliant — enabling them to independently care for their children, and creating a safe, supportive environment for children to grow and thrive.

Orphan and vulnerable child care

Orphan & Vulnerable Children Care

Through our global network of local, on-the-ground experts and in-country partnerships, we ensure that children who have been orphaned or separated from their families receive the highest level of care while we work to reunite them with their families or unite them with a loving adoptive family. We do this through a holistic program of medical, nutritional, educational and psychosocial services tailored to fit their individual needs and carried out whenever possible in a nurturing, family-like environment.

Adoption Programs

Adoption Services

When adoption is the best option for a child, our local partners first strive to find a domestic adoptive family — giving the child the opportunity to grow up in the country and culture of their birth. When international adoption is the best route to a stable, loving family, our expert team of social workers and adoption professionals works across the U.S. to find the family best suited to care for each child's unique needs. As part of our commitment to serving adoptees and families, we provide pre- and post-adoption counseling, education, support and resources to ensure lifelong success for both children and their families.

WE SEEK A WORLD WHERE EVERY CHILD HAS A LOVING AND SECURE HOME.

Where We Work

Holt International provides the tools and resources to uplift children and strengthen families in some of the world's most impoverished communities.

Today, we maintain active partnerships and programs in 13 countries.

Explore our work by country.

Family Strengthening

Educational Sponsorship
Preschool/Daycare
Health & Nutrition Support
Parent Training
Microloans
Self-Help Groups
Counseling
Child Labor/Trafficking Prevention

Family Strengthening

Educational Sponsorship
Health & Nutrition Support
Medical Care
Counseling
HIV/AIDS-Impacted Family Services

Orphan Care

Foster Care
Medical & Special Needs Foster Care
Special Needs Group Homes
Vocational Training & Skills Development
Health & Nutrition Support
Orphan Nutrition Initiative
Medical Care
Education Support
Special Needs Therapies

Adoption

Social Work Support
International Adoption
Heritage Tours
Post-Adoption Services

Family Strengthening

Educational Sponsorship
Early Education/Kindergarten
Special Education for Deaf Children
Parent Training
Medical Care
Counseling
Microloans
Health & Nutrition Support

Orphan Care

Orphanage Support
Health & Nutrition Support
Medical Care

Adoption

Social Work Support
International Adoption

Family Strengthening

Vocational Training
Microloans
Parent Training
Medical Care
Counseling

Orphan Care

Orphanage Support
Health & Nutrition Support

Adoption

Social Work Support
International Adoption

Family Strengthening

Educational Sponsorship
Preschool/Daycare
After-School Program
Youth Summer Camps
Migrant Family Services
Boarding School Program
Community Outreach
Parent Training
Microloans
Vocational & Family Counseling

Orphan Care

Orphanage Support
Health & Nutrition Support
Orphan Nutrition Initiative
Medical Care
Education Support
Special Needs Services
Foster Care
Long-Term Care

Adoption

Domestic Adoption
Social Work Support
International Adoption
Post-Adoption Services
Heritage Tours

Family Strengthening

Single Mother Support
Temporary Childcare
Health & Nutrition Support
After-School Program
Medical Care
Counseling

Orphan Care

Orphanage Support

Adoption

Domestic Adoption
Social Work Support
International Adoption

Orphan Care

Orphanage Support
Health & Nutrition Support
Medical Care

Family Strengthening

Educational Sponsorship
Unwed Mother Shelter
Preschool/Daycare
Health & Nutrition Support
Medical Care
Parent Training
Vocational Training & Skills Development
Urban Working Children Services
Microloans
Counseling

Orphan Care

Foster Care
Orphanage Support
Health & Nutrition Support
Education Support
Independent Living Program
Social Work Mentoring Support

Adoption

Domestic Adoption
International Adoption
Post Adoption Services

Family Strengthening

Unwed Mother Shelter
Medical Care
Health & Nutrition Support
Vocational Training
Counseling
Parent Training

Orphan Care

Foster Care
Orphanage Support
Health & Nutrition Support
Medical Care
Education Support
Vocational Training & Skills Development
Special Needs Services
Long-Term Care

Adoption

Domestic Adoption
Adoption Advocacy
Social Work Support
International Adoption
Post-Adoption Services
Heritage Tours

Family Strengthening

Educational Sponsorship
Services
Community Support Groups
Vocational Training & Skills Development
Parent Training
Microloans
Health & Nutrition Support
Services for HIV-Impacted Families
Counseling

Orphan Care

Foster Care
Volunteer Support to Institutionalized Children

Adoption

Domestic Adoption
International Adoption
Post-Adoption Services

Family Strengthening

Educational Sponsorship
Health & Nutrition Support
Parent Training
Microloans
Counseling
Medical Care

Adoption

Domestic Adoption
Adoptee Camps
Birth Search Assistance
Clinical Counseling & Resources
Post-Adoption Services

Family Strengthening

Educational Support
Single Mother Services
Preschool/Daycare
Special Needs Daycare & Services
Parent Training
Income-Generating Grants
Counseling
Health & Nutrition Support

Orphan Care

Vocational Training
Orphanage Support
Health & Nutrition Support
Medical Care
Education Support
Special Needs Services
Foster Care
Birth Family Counseling
Independent Living Skills Development

Adoption

Domestic Adoption
International Adoption

Our History

Our Impact

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