From swinging golf clubs in Oregon to swinging hammers in Ethiopia, the Beavers Without Borders crew create quite the entertaining – and inspiring – spectacle, using their unique athletic skills to complete the houses for families in Holt’s Family Preservation program. This week Holt Senior Writer Robin Munro joins 14 Oregon State University (OSU), Read More

Updated: Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012




The student-athletes arrive in Silti and get the “welcome” of a lifetime. This week Holt Senior Writer Robin Munro joins 14 Oregon State University (OSU) athletes traveling to Silti, Ethiopia.  On this exciting trip, the athletes — volunteers with OSU’s Beavers Without Borders — will build homes for struggling families in Holt’s family preservation, Read More

Carter Needs a family! From China Born May 3, 2006 The Casey family has adopted seven children, including three girls and four boys, all from India. Five of their children have special needs, and were adopted as “waiting children” through Holt. Through the years, the Caseys have encountered many different challenges as adoptive parents,, Read More

Last month, representatives from two of our partner organizations in India traveled to Holt’s headquarters in Eugene, Oregon. While in Eugene, the visiting social workers gained an overview of the programs and services offered by local parenting organization and long-time Holt partner, Birth To Three/Parenting Now!. Here, Sylvia – a social worker from Vathsalya, Read More

Beavers Without Borders and Holt International join together for the children and families of Ethiopia. Next week, 14 Oregon State University (OSU) athletes – volunteers with OSU’s Beavers Without Borders – will travel with Holt staff to Siltie, Ethiopia, where they will build homes for struggling families in Holt’s family preservation program. Initiated by, Read More

Meet Landon!  He was adopted from Korea by the Brummett family in 2010!   

  Join us in Haiti! Holt is excited to introduce “Holt International Vision Trips!”– trips designed especially for YOU! Holt recognizes the growing interest among our supporters to see first-hand the work we do overseas. We created Holt vision trips for individuals who have a passion for Holt’s mission and want to learn –, Read More

When Mary Beth Picker saw her son, Josiah, for the first time she got an unexpected surprise.    Josiah was born in January of 2009. Unable to care for him, his family relinquished him to the Durame Center, the care center Holt helped renovate in southern Ethiopia. Severely malnourished, he was quickly transferred to, Read More

An adoptee’s story about diving deeper and embracing two cultures.   by Kristin Zebrowski  I took a running start. Then, with all my might, I launched it towards the sea. “It” was a bottle. All glass, corked. And rolled tightly inside it – a scroll of paper bearing instructions for the finder to return, Read More