Our Vision | A world where every child has a loving and secure home.
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Holt International is dedicated to preventing child abandonment, supporting families on the verge of separation, caring for children who don’t have a family, and finding and supporting adoptive families.
Our mission is only possible through the dedicated support of people like you — people who share our passion for children and our vision of a world where every child has a home.
If you are interested in advocating on behalf of orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children, sponsoring a child, or giving a financial gift to support our work, we have many ways for you to partner with us.
Around the world, children are growing up in unbelievable circumstances. They don’t have enough food. Or clean water. They sleep in dangerous and dirty environments. Their families are too ill to care for them. Or they get sick themselves because their parents can’t afford routine medical care. Many children have no one to care for them. They are separated from their families due to illness, poverty or other hardships. In some cases, they are true orphans.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Through Holt’s child sponsorship program, compassionate people like you are truly changing the world — one child at a time. When you become a Holt sponsor, you make a $30 monthly commitment to help one child succeed. Depending on your child’s unique needs, your monthly gifts may go toward:
educational support and scholarships
temporary foster care
support and services for children with special needs
support and resources for single mothers
job skills training or microloans to help their parents earn vital income
More than a list of items, Holt child sponsors are providing what every child needs to grow and develop to their full potential. While food, shelter and clothing are essentials, perhaps the greatest gift sponsorship provides is the nurturing care that is so vital to healthy growth and development.
If your child is already living with a family, your support will help him or her to remain within a nurturing home environment — and in the loving care of a family. We will then work with that family to create a sustainable, long-term plan for the future — a plan where the family is healthy, financially stable and able to independently care for their children.
If your sponsored child has no living parents or relatives, your support will help provide a family-like, nurturing environment while we work to find an adoptive family in your child’s birth country or in the U.S.
Ultimately, you will make it possible for a child to grow up strong and healthy in the loving care of a family. And that is how you will truly change the life of a child.
Since our founding in 1956, Holt International has placed more than 40,000 children with families through international adoption. Today, we continue to unite children with adoptive families overseas, carefully considering each child’s unique situation and needs. In recent years, the vast majority of children placed for international adoption have been older children and children with special needs. Holt has for many years made extra effort to find loving homes for children with special needs, and supported in-country programs to help them develop to their fullest potential.