When the Fabros family started pursuing older child adoption from the Philippines, soon-to-be adoptive mother Robin Ann had an emotion she never expected to have about adding to their family: grief.

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

Social workers. They come into your home with a white glove and a watchful eye. They check under your bed for dust mites. They go through your medicine cabinet. They call your neighbors to inquire how long you wait to mow your lawn. They take note of every imperfection, just looking for a reason, Read More

We need your help! During the summer, we consistently receive fewer applications than throughout the rest of the year. Maybe it’s because families are going on vacation or their lives are full of activities, but whatever the reason, lower application numbers mean that we are finding homes for fewer children overall. We want to, Read More

Around the world, education is one of the most effective ways to help children and families escape long-term poverty. But in the countries where Holt works in SE Asia, this basic right of children is not easily obtained. In impoverished communities across SE Asia, parents often let their children drop out of school to, Read More

In the Philippines, children and adults with even common disabilities, like blindness, face stigma so great that it affects every aspect of their life, including their ability to find jobs, educational opportunities or even safe, adequate housing. Some families, like single father Romy and his two Holt-sponsored children, live in isolation from their broader communities — out, Read More

Have you considered adopting from the Philippines? This program is small, stable and predictable — and in urgent need of families for children. This program is a great fit for: Younger couples, married for at least three years, ages 27-45, with less than three children. Families strong in their Christian or Catholic faith. A, Read More

Recently, Holt staff visited a daycare center Holt supports in Manila, Philippines. Here, in a colorful room full of 3-to-4-year-olds, there are abundant toys, crayons and notebooks, a loving teacher, nutritious food and most of all, hope. These children live in one of the most impoverished barangays (or neighborhoods) in Manila, but because of, Read More

In the most impoverished communities of Manila, Philippines, Holt’s on-the-ground partner is working with at-risk families to build and strengthen small businesses. Because when parents can independently provide for their children, we know that families succeed and children thrive. Teacher Chris raises his hand to quiet his classroom of 15 children. The 4 and, Read More

The Intercountry Adoption Board of the Philippines (ICAB) has increased the quota for Holt families. And currently, we don’t have enough families in process for the Philippines. So now is a great time to apply! Holt has a highly respected adoption program in the Philippines with a stable, predictable process, short timeframe from match, Read More