On a recent trip to China, Holt social worker Amy Castle fell in love with an 11-year-old named Shane. Her heart broke for him as he witnessed his other friends at the orphanage prepare to meet their adoptive families and she couldn’t help but wonder, “When will it be Shane’s turn?”

Watch out world! Payton is coming. Payton* loves to be active and play catch, and one day he wants to run around with his friends. For most of us, running is something that comes easily and we take it for granted. But for Payton, it is an activity that will require lots of perseverance, Read More

Josh* is a multi-talented 13-year-old who needs a family soon! Next January, Josh will age out of the adoption process, and his chance at a permanent family will be gone. He is a special boy who is described as active and bright by his caretakers. He loves to create things and can often be, Read More

Adopt from India! We urgently need families for older children (8-15 years old), especially girls who are healthy or have minor special needs. CARA, the adoption authority in India, recently featured over 120 children with this profile who are waiting for permanent families. We also need families for children of all ages who have, Read More

Could you be the perfect family for Sebastian? Sebastian* is a sweet 18-month-old who is in need of a loving and attentive family! He smiles readily and loves to be carried and held, especially by his favorite caretaker. When he meets new people he is very curious and likes to watch them intently. He, Read More

Can you be the perfect family for Carter? Carter* is an adorable almost-2-year-old who came into orphanage care when he was about 5 days old. He is a sweet little guy who gets along with the other children, smiles often and loves listening to music. He is learning all kinds of new things like, Read More

Can you be the perfect family for Seth? Seth* is a sweet 1-year-old little boy who was born full term at 38 weeks, weighing 6.7lbs. He enjoys taking baths, being held and carried, and breaks into a huge grin when playing. He currently lives with a foster family, who provide him with the nurturing,, Read More

Such a sweet face, they think. Heart tugged, they click the link. And then they learn: this child has cerebral palsy or dwarfism or a heart condition. This child will require very involved, and likely expensive, medical care. The cost of the ongoing medical care, on top of adoption-related expenses, feels overwhelming. Discouraged, disheartened,, Read More

At Holt International, we believe that finances should never stand between a loving family and a child who truly needs one. But far too often, children with special needs — or much older children — wait longer to join a family. For many families, the cost of ongoing medical care, on top of adoption-related, Read More

Deacon urgently needs a family! Deacon is about to age out of the adoption system and his chance at a loving and permanent family will soon disappear. His time is running out. To help find the right family for Deacon, a $10,000 Special Brittany’s Hope grant is available to help overcome any financial obstacles, Read More