Our Mission

Our Mission

We are a Christian organization committed to a world where every child has a loving and secure home. We help strengthen vulnerable families, care for orphans, and find adoptive families for kids.


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Bringing Light to the Darkest Situations

Around the world, more than 140 million kids have lost one or both parents. Millions more are at serious risk of losing their families. These kids have survived incredible poverty, hardship, loss, exploitation and neglect. They live in the world's toughest places. But because of you, their lives will take a dramatic turn. We use your generous donations and our expertise to help kids who no other organization can.

Together with you, we…

Keep-Families-Together

Keep Families Together

We help families and communities in crisis tackle the causes of poverty and injustice.

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Care for Homeless Kids

Care for Homeless Kids

We partner with local experts and advocates to care for kids who are living without their families.

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Find Adoptive Families

Find Adoptive Families

We find and support domestic and international adoptive families for kids.

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What We Do

What Our Donors Do

In 2017, our inspired, generous donors and child sponsors:

HELPED OVER
198,935
CHILDREN TO GROW AND THRIVE IN
THE CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES

GAVE LIFESAVING CARE TO
8,637
ORPHANS AND CHILDREN LIVING
WITHOUT FAMILIES

HELPED OVER
679
CHILDREN JOIN FAMILIES
THROUGH ADOPTION

 

Where We Work

Kids and families have unique needs. So our programs are unique in every one of the 13 countries where we work, too. Together with you, we provide the tools and resources to uplift children and strengthen families in some of the world's most impoverished communities.

"So many organizations take our picture and leave. You come into our home and never leave."

Our programs and model of care are proven by the thousands of children and families who have received lifesaving and life-changing help. There is no better proof of the power of your generosity than stories of impact. Still not convinced child sponsorship works? Considering adoption, but scared to take the next steps? Want to make a difference in the world, but you aren't sure you can? Let the kids and families who benefit from donor generosity change your mind. Let adoptive families convince you. Let our stories change you.

 

We Can't Do Anything Without You!

If you believe that every child deserves love and the chance to become all that God intended them to be, then join us in a relationship that changes lives. When you donate, volunteer or travel with Holt, you give a piece of your heart to a child in need. You give them exactly what they need right now — effecting holistic, sustainable change for the world's most at-risk kids. Let us welcome you to the Holt family!

Sponsor A Child

Sponsor A Child

Provide everything a child needs to grow and thrive for just $34 a month. Start a relationship that will change a life.

Shop Gifts of Hope Catalog

Shop Gifts of Hope Catalog

Give a heartfelt, lifesaving gift to a child or family in need, in honor of someone you love.

Help A Child Join A Family

Help A Child Join A Family

Your gift will help a waiting child join their loving adoptive family
as fast as possible.

 

Our History

In 1956, Harry and Bertha Holt revolutionized the definition of family when they adopted eight children in the wake of the Korean War. They pioneered international adoption, and founded Holt International. But long before that, they were child sponsors — driven by their compassion, generosity and desire to do what they could to make the world a better place.

Holt International is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 23-7257390.