Must-reads about Holt’s Impact on International Adoption
from the Adoption History Project
An overview of International Adoptions
An explanation of what Proxy Adoptions were, (infamously used by Harry Holt)
Because these adoptees entered the United States as the legal children of parents who had never met them, proxies avoided the requirements of state laws and flouted the notion that child welfare was the dominant factor in adoption.
About Bertha and Harry Holt
Anrold Lyslo, “Impressions on meeting the Harry Holt plan” 1958 some pretty shocking account of the quantity vs. quality approach of the proxy adoptions