Hosting an orphaned child in your home for 4-6 weeks will be one of the greatest experiences you and your family will ever do together. By opening your home to a child, you could become the greatest influence the child has ever known as many of the children have never been inside of a safe and loving home.
Hosting Q & A
What is Hosting?
How does the program work?
Host families select the orphan they would like to host through our private photo listing which provides a recent photo and brief biography of several eligible children. Host families agree to accommodate the child(ren) and to donate the child’s travel costs. By being in your home, they will get a first hand glimpse of what healthy relationships can be! Many of these children have never had a positive family experience or been exposed to genuine love. Words cannot adequately describe how you and your family’s influence, sacrifice, and love will impact the child(ren) forever.
Why is hosting an orphan so important?
Why private hosting?
Do I qualify?
We look for families who possess the following attributes: 1) Be of the Christian faith, 2) Be willing to open their home for 4-6 weeks, and 3) Be able to provide love and care for a child in a safe, family environment. We want the children to experience a family and to personally see healthy relationships between spouses and between parents and children. To host an orphaned child from the other side of the planet who needs you will be one of the greatest honors and blessings of your life. If you have questions or concerns, contact us.
What are the steps?
First, click on the box above to register that you are interested in hosting. Then we will provide you with access to a photo listing of the orphans eligible to host. After praying and deciding to host, you will need to complete our application and background check. There is a $100 fee required to submit this application. A criminal background check costs approximately $35 and is payable to and processed by a partnering company. Once your application has been received we will send a request for a deposit on your child. You will need to make a $750 deposit within 48 hours to move your child from hold to hosted.
At this time, our team in Ukraine will communicate to the orphanage director that your child has been selected and thus we begin the legal process for the child to come to America. We help the child(ren) get their Ukrainian passport, American visa, and the many other documents needed for the child to come see you! It is a meticulously detailed, but incredibly exciting process that occurs, and we are blessed to have some of the best people in the world who specialize in hosting working for us! During this process, we communicate with you and try to be available to answer any questions that you may have. Prior to the child(ren) coming, we will provide you with an online training and hosting manual so that you will be best prepared. Once we know the arrival date and time of the children, we will instruct you about where to meet us as you will personally pick up the child at the arrival airport.
How do we communicate with the children if they do not speak English?
How do we get started?
To get started, simply fill out the request for information listed above. Once we receive and give preliminary approval to your request, you will be provided a photo listing of the children eligible for hosting. (For privacy and child protection purposes, we do not share the child’s personal information and photos publicly.) If you have questions or need more information, please contact us.
How much does it cost to host a child?
As a host, you agree to make a donation that covers all expenses associated with bringing the child to America to be hosted. Hosting a child costs between $2,500 – $3,200 depending on the season of the year and length of time the child(ren) are being hosted in your home. This donation covers acquiring the child a passport, visa, health insurance, airfare, ground transportation, Moldovan or Ukrainian legal documents, translators, trainings, and overall administrative costs. Cost incurred while the child is in your home is covered by you as a host.
Is financial assistance available to help with hosting?
I cannot host a child but can I financially support a child to be hosted?
Are the costs associated with hosting tax-deductible?
Provide a safe, loving, caring environment by temporarily hosting a child in your home with hopes they will find their own families here in the United States.
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