Holt International Children's Services
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Today, Holt serves children and families around the world in 13 different countries. We work toward our vision by providing individualized, child-focused services in three main program areas:
1. Family Strengthening
We believe that children should grow up in the loving care of their families. That’s why our first priority is always to strengthen and preserve struggling families, whenever possible. Through nutritional, financial, health, education and counseling services, we provide the tools and resources families need to grow stable and self-reliant — addressing the root causes of child abandonment, and creating a safe, supportive environment for children to grow and thrive.
2. Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Care:
Through our global network of local, on-the-ground experts and in-country partnerships, we ensure that children who have been orphaned, abandoned or separated from their families receive the highest level of care while we work to reunite them with their families or unite them with a loving adoptive family. We do this through a holistic program of medical, nutritional, educational and psychosocial services tailored to fit their individual needs and carried out whenever possible in a nurturing, family-like environment.
3. Adoption Services
When adoption is the best option for a child, our local partners first strive to find a domestic adoptive family — giving the child the opportunity to grow up in the country and culture of their birth. When international adoption is the best route to a stable, loving family, our expert team of social workers and adoption professionals works across the U.S. to find the family best suited to care for each child’s unique needs. As part of our commitment to serving adoptees and families, we provide pre-and post-adoption counseling, education, support and resources to ensure lifelong success for both children and their families.
Go to another place
I want to start out by saying the ladies that work her at Holt are really nice, but they knew what our situation is and how far along we were in the adoption process, which was just beginning. We did find a little girl that we wanted to adopt and they still said ok lets get the paperwork filled out. We filled out all this paperwork and talked many times. I think that if they had told us in the beginning that we didn't have enough time to get everything submitted that we would have continued the process. After they did the application review they said that we were not matched because we didn't have enough time to get the paperwork done in time and also because they didn't think we were able to take care of a child with down syndrome (they pushed that a lot). Now I am getting the bill for the $300 application fee. I think that they kept the process going just to get the money in the end. I don't recommend using them.
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We used Holt for both of our China adoptions. Our first daughter was one year old at the time of adoption and was through the regular program, and our second child was 5 years old and had special needs. I can honestly say that from the very first phone call, through all the mounds of paperwork, to in-country travel, and post-adoption issues, we don't have a single complaint. Not one. Extraordinary when you think of all the possible things that can go wrong within the framework of international adoption. I highly recommend Holt...loved every part of our adoption process.
Happy about Holt
My wife and I recently completed an India adoption with Holt. I'm very happy that the staff at Holt, Oregon were so helpful to us in the process.
We were completely new to parenthood, so wasted few years with the fear of how this adoption would work out for us. Holt prepared us though training which gave us a lot of courage. We also trusted God in his promises. They are excellent in completing the correct paperwork, and making sure the papers are filed at the right time and to the right people. We needed some additional information about the Child which they provided to us following the protocol of the India office.
To all who are considering adoption, I recommend Holt International. There are so many things which can go wrong in the adoption process. The agency would do their best to provide information and leave the decision to us. Holt has done that exact job. They are honest, but don't take their opinion on the health and development of the Child. I used my own doctor to get opinions.
Holt International New Jersey Office BEWARE
Murielle Elfman the Executive Director of the New Jersey office had a habit of back peddling and not speaking the truth to us or the Oregon office. She's on a power trip and took great pleasure in canceling our adoption.
Caution when dealing with her. Use email as much as possible and not the telephone.
Keep a strong paper trail.
I can not say enough good things about Holt's China program. From the first day into the program to a year after coming home with our daughter, Holt has always been there for us. I still can pick up the phone and ask questions and everyone is very helpful. Holt organized the in country trips and escorts for each family. They were wonderful with suppling all information and phone chats with other families prior to leaving for China. We already connected with families before we left the states. The care we received during our stay was excellent. I could not have imagined going thru the adoption process without an escort. Every detail was well thought out. Thank you to Holt for everything and I will forever recommend Holt to all that are considering adoption!
Update on Holt
Traveling to Seoul to meet the son we had waited 3 1/2 years. We had prayed for our son, underwent physical testing, home studies, referrals, classes & pediatricians. Preparing for him just made us one step closer. Just counting down the days seemed like more years adding up but we knew the wait was so worth it. Our son Jack, Gym Beoul was to be ours and we were to be his forever. His pictures adorned our house and I started to wash his clothes and pack for our journey to Seoul.
Holt International & Holt Korea approved us being parents to our sweet baby boy.
We had problems with the Executive Director in the New Jersey office,she became angry with us because we caught her in lies. So much so we tape recorded our last meeting with her. She had the power to end our relationship with our son. We hired an attorney, we have contacted our Senators there is nothing that can be done to reclaim our son because the contract you sign has a clause that you can never sue Holt International and at any time they can walk away from the adoption without reason.
The contract is over reaching denying the U.S. Constitutions right for due process and specifies that under no circumstances are you allowed to enter the judicial process.
Our baby is gone, our hearts are broken and we will always have an empty crib for our little angel.
My tale is to make all aware. Holt International has ended all of our son's rights for love, happiness, education, a home and future we promised him.
Be Very Careful, Under Investigation
Be very careful with this agency......after years, emotional investment and the referral of our son they changed their minds for unethical reasons.
They are now under investigation.
I would never want another parent to feel the pain, betrayal & grieving after Holt's many mistakes.
Holt Intl is very lousy
Holt International feeds you lies and is basically a very bad agency. I had a horrible experience, lost the child we would have adopted due to their miscommunication and on top of that they told me that I should not adopt because I was not ready. I ended up adopting from another agency immediately after that - it took 9 months, it was very successful and my child is thriving. If you want a corporate institution which hoodwinks you go to Holt
We adopted a fantastic child from India, using Holt International as our adoption agency. We were very happy with Holt's services. They know what they are doing and we were well informed throughout the process. We were frequently sent updates, pictures, and videos of our child. Our child was escorted by a Holt employee, and he was very kind and gentle to our son. We would highly recommend Holt.