Aubrey is not a cartoon, obviously. In fact, this silhouette that we use to represent her is nothing close to reality. Unlike this bland and formless photo, she is bright eyed with a grin from cheek to cheek, and if you could see her, you would be able to tell that she is so, Read More

Most girls growing up in poverty in India have one of two choices: marry young or work as a domestic helper while their brothers go to school. But Ashwini believed in herself, and so did her sponsor. Seventeen-year-old Ashwini could be married right now. She could have a baby and stay at home cooking, Read More

Through family reunification and sponsorship, children living in orphanages or in the slums of New Delhi receive the love, support and resources they need to thrive.   Paavai’s parents died when she was 2 years old, and for the past 10 years she and her two brothers have lived with their elderly grandmother. Her, 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

A year and half ago, when we first met Jin at an orphanage in northern China, no one had much hope for him. But that’s not what we saw…  Learn more about Holt’s child nutrition program! 

Since 2004, Holt child sponsors and donors have generously given a little extra during the holiday season to help children around the world receive extra special Christmas celebrations and gifts. Because of those contributions, children enjoy a happy, healthy and warm holiday season, filled with nutritious food, special presents and celebrations with friends, family, Read More

We urgently need families for girls and sibling sets who are older than 4 and have minor or no special needs. The parent eligibility requirements for our India program have also recently changed, and close to 120 children need families. Holt has strong partner organizations in India, and the adoption process is stable and, Read More

This past year, our organization celebrated 60 years of serving orphaned and vulnerable children and families in countries across the globe. Over these six decades, our work has touched the lives of thousands of people — people whose lives collectively tell the story of who we are as an organization. Their stories are the story of, Read More

After 19 years, Holt says goodbye to the executive director of Vathsalya Charitable Trust, Holt’s long-time partner in Bangalore, India. “If you educate a girl, you educate a generation.” The world is a better place because of Mary Paul. And it will continue to become better because of her for years into the future., Read More

At the beginning of November, to kick off National Adoption Month, we shared a collage of all the children on our waiting child photolisting — just a small glimpse of the hundreds of children who we are seeking families for at any given time. We hoped it would kindle a passion in our supporters, Read More