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

How Holt’s staff in Haiti is using your donations to help children in orphanage care, as well as single mothers, their children and their families to recover and rebuild. The worst humanitarian crisis to strike Haiti since the country’s devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010. That is how the United Nations described the impact, Read More

How one woman in Vietnam used a small donor-funded investment to grow her business, build her confidence and create a safe and stable home for her grandson. Lai wraps her tiny frame and arms around her shy, chubby grandson, Binh. She bounces him playfully, jutting her hip out to help support his weight. Her, 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

The most effective way to end child abandonment and reduce the global number of orphans is prevention.




The year 2015 was an excellent year in stories on the Holt blog — so much so that we expanded our Top 10 list to a Top 15 of the year! In 2015, Holt’s creative lead, Billie Loewen, and I traveled to India, where we witnessed the incredible impact of Holt’s child nutrition program,, Read More

Six-year-old Sokha and his family live in the most impoverished region of Cambodia where many families are forced to migrate or make their children work to earn extra income. But now, with help from Holt and the Child and Life Association, they have hope. Equipped with resources, education and support, Sokha and his family can now, Read More

We love — and I mean, whole-heartedly celebrate — when Holt supporters join together to find a family for a child who has waited far too long to feel the loving, nurturing attention of doting parents and siblings. When an orphaned or abandoned child gets a second chance at a family, that’s a truly amazing and, Read More

Last year, a Holt supporter purchased a cow as a Gift of Hope for a family in need. They didn’t know where it would go or who would receive it — but it went to the Tran family in Vietnam, and it drastically changed their life. In 2013, the Tran family was in crisis., Read More

In Cambodia, as more and more families migrate from rural villages in search of work, their children are placed at greater risk of exploitation and trafficking. Here, in one rural province, Holt is working to keep children safe in the care of their families and communities. A young girl — 13 years old —, Read More