In 1979, Holt began serving children and families in India through partnerships with local leaders and child care organizations — promoting family preservation, foster and child care, educational sponsorship, and domestic and international adoption.
While India has experienced significant social and economic growth, thousands of children are still growing up without a family, and many are unlikely to join an adoptive family in India. Their greatest chance at a stable, loving family is through international adoption. Since we began adoption programs in India, we've found families for more than 1,480 children through international adoption.
Explore the average length of the adoption process, fees and expenses, parent eligibility and the needs of children waiting for a family in India.
India has recently simplified their eligibility requirements.
Whether you are still gathering information or you feel ready to apply to adopt, we have many free ways for you to explore our programs or get started.