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

Birthdays are a great day to remind children how special they are, how much we love them and that they are making the world a better place, simply by being themselves.




As a sponsor, you have the unique opportunity to love and support a child living in a tough situation. Maybe your sponsored child is waiting in a care facility for a permanent, loving family. Maybe your sponsored child is in school and working to end the cycle of poverty for his or her family., Read More

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




Back-to-school season is upon us! As the leaves begin to turn and children get ready to start a new year, we would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors and supporters for helping us ensure that every child we serve has access to an education.  Through education, we firmly believe that every, Read More

A mom learns of the extraordinary kindness and generosity of Holt sponsors. by Amy Lafler  My husband Barry and I started the adoption process for our first son, Evan, in July of 2007. We were matched with him in August of 2008 and brought him home in December of that year. Best Christmas present, Read More

It’s hard to believe another year is almost in the history books. Thanks to your support, 2013 was a time of great accomplishments, many of which will continue to positively impact children’s lives far beyond the new year. This year, we found families for 339 children, and of those children, 299 have already arrived, Read More

Holt is blessed to have thousands of devoted child sponsors, including more than 1,300 families who have consistently sponsored children for more than 20 years. What inspires their commitment to caring for children they’ve never met, even through times of hardship? by Billie Loewen, Staff Writer Nearly 30 years ago, Linda and Chris Bell, Read More

Holt adoptee Claire Kendig blogs about her travels — and thoughts — on the Holt heritage tour of China. This morning was the sweetest thing ever. We visited our orphanage — I was only there for a few short days — played with some of the babies there, and had a delicious lunch with, Read More

To Our Wonderful Holt Sponsors: Your sponsorship is changing a child’s life…forever. And we at Holt cannot thank you enough. But we can strive to make your sponsorship experience as fulfilling as possible. That’s why we’re excited to announce MyHolt Sponsorship — Holt’s new online service center for sponsors! You can view your giving, Read More