When adoptee and physical therapist Kayla Covert travels to Ethiopia as part of a medical mission trip, she discovers the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself. We are constantly surrounded by privilege — the comfortable couch where we watch movies, the luxury cars that take us to work, and the gorgeous kitchens, Read More

While domestic violence has become a growing issue in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, only one shelter remains open for the dozens of women and children who seek refuge here every year. Earlier this year, with a loss in government funding, the shelter nearly closed it doors. This Giving Tuesday, your gift will help keep this shelter open, rehire essential staff, Read More

The situation was critical for medically fragile children who returned to an orphanage that was too full. But you took action! Here’s how these children are doing today… We have received the most beautiful update on the children from the Lianjiang orphanage. A few months ago, we feared for their lives.

Holt does more than adoption?! A misconception we often hear is that Holt International is only an adoption agency. This probably stems from our long history in international adoption, but in truth, Holt serves far more children through programs that help them stay with their families. At Holt, we in fact consider international adoption, Read More

As a baby, sick from the effects of polio, Derek Parker was found at the gates of Holt’s Ilsan Center in Korea. The whole trajectory of his life changed when Molly Holt knelt down, picked him up and brought him inside… “There’s a child at the gate — come look.” This is the beginning, Read More

Most of the children here don’t know they are HIV+. It’s too risky. Their teachers don’t know. Their neighbors definitely don’t know because if they did, they would have to move again. They’ve moved eight times in ten years, all 28 children. If their teachers knew, they would be isolated and discriminated against or, Read More

At one special medical foster home in China, orphaned and abandoned children from all over China with severe medical needs, health conditions and special needs receive such amazing care, they blossom right before their caregiver’s eyes. Peace House is not an actual house, but rather a small apartment on the 26th floor of an, Read More

Around the world, most children come into care not because their families don’t love them, but because they can’t care for them. And far too often, they reason they can’t care for them is because their children have special medical or developmental needs. But through the innovative programs of one longstanding partner in Mongolia, Holt supporters are working to, Read More

Your child is sick. Horribly, deathly sick. Is there any worst nightmare for any mom — or any parent — anywhere? As an adoptive mom of four children with complex heart disease, Andrea knows exactly what this feels like. “We loved her, played with her, listened as she called me ‘mama’ for the first, Read More

Through Holt’s child sponsorship program, dedicated sponsors create pathways for orphaned and vulnerable children to escape poverty and chase their dreams — an especially rare opportunity for children living in caves in northern China. Only the poorest families still live in caves. Some families use the dusty, mountainside rooms as animal pens to protect their, Read More