Holt International

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270 Remington Blvd.
Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-4 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-4 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-4 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-4 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Holt pioneered the modern practice of international adoption in 1956 and continues to be the leading agency in the United States. Thousands of children have joined loving, permanent families through our adoption programs. Today, our primary focus is to help children remain in the loving care of their birth families whenever possible.

We empower families to overcome poverty, care for children in orphanages, and unite children with families through adoption. Together with you, we work as the hands and feet of Jesus serving children in need around the world!

We work with families in all 50 states to find loving homes for children from 11 locations around the world!


Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care for children in Illinois. To become a foster parent, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Attend foster parent orientation
  • Pass a background check
  • Finish 30 hours of foster parent training
  • Complete the Home Study
  • Provide at least three references
  • Clear a physical exam
  • Maintain financial stability

Foster families must be able to provide a safe and comfortable home for a child. You must provide room for the child to have a bed and enough space for personal belongings.

Foster parents do not need to be married or have a partner. However, if married, couples must show a stable marriage of at least one year before they can foster a child in Illinois.

Foster parents need to meet a child's basic care needs, such as providing meals and clothing. Foster families must also support a foster child's education and assist them in developing social skills.

Contact the DCFS or a local licensed child-placing agency to learn more or begin the fostering approval process.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.3 / 5
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Susan Elguindy
Nov 04, 2022

I think it’s great to adopt children with special needs. Tho, I think it would make sense, if you’d consider the extra costs in raising a child with additional needs. It requires a lot of financial stability to raise kids with special needs. I hope you take this into consideration.

Rating: 5

Richard C DeLashmutt
Jun 07, 2022

I myself am adopted from sunny ridge aug 1982. We lived in Chicago so multiple times a year we would go to sunny ridge for big events with tons of people. 39 almost 40 now and still kicking and appreciating every day what sunny ridge had done for my parents and what they continue to do still is amazing and inspiring.

Rating: 5

Nancy Rivas
Dec 18, 2019

Providers at this facility are compassionate and up to date on the latest research to help children and families. I am confident that clients here will receive excellent care.

Rating: 5

Pamela Gaw
Dec 12, 2019

The people at Holt-Sunny Ridge are wonderful. From the initial meeting we felt at ease. They treat you like family and genuinely care about what is best for the adopting family as well as the birth mother. They have been very supportive to us through the whole process as well as afterwards. We are so thankful we chose them!

Rating: 5

Jason Bentsen
Dec 05, 2019

Great agency that isn't just concerned about facilitating adoptions, but understands the whole process on all sides and is committed to personalized service and support long after an adoption is finalized. Adoption isn't an event, so the support they offer is essential.

Rating: 5