Bertha Holt

 

Age: 96

 

Summary: adoption advocate whose efforts to adopt abandoned Korean-American war orphans led to the 1955 Bill for Relief of Certain War Orphans, which allowed American families to adopt several foreign-born children, whom she and her husband adopted eight Korean babies and established Holt International Children's Services, a highly regarded adoption agency.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: February 5, 1904

 

Died: July 24, 2000

 

Location: Creswell, Oregon