Hosting Q & A
What is Hosting?
How does the program work?
Why is hosting an orphan so important?
Orphans in Moldova and Ukraine have very little hope of ever having a decent life. Statistically most will end up in prison or being prostituted thousands of times as a victim of trafficking. When an orphan child is hosted, his or her life can completely be changed forever! The children feel loved, know they have purpose, learn English, become better students academically, and gain a new and hopeful perspective about life!
Why private hosting?
Roads of Hope decided to start hosting orphans from Ukraine because we continue to see the desperate desire that so many orphans have for a loving family. As we have ventured deeper and researched more into the lives of orphans in Ukraine, we discovered that only 10-12% of ALL orphans in Ukraine have a decent job, home or life after graduating from the orphan system. The other 88-90% turn to crime, become victims of trafficking or commit suicide. It is because of these horrifying statistics and our love for orphans that we are driven to find loving homes with which the children can connect. We know from experience that orphans significantly benefit when given an opportunity to be in a loving home.
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, call us. We will spend as much time as you need in helping you know if or should you host.
What are the steps?
After praying and deciding to host, you will need to complete our online application and background check. After we process your information, we will confirm the child(ren) that you selected and then the fun begins! 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. About three weeks 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?
How much does it cost to host a child?
Is financial assistance available to help with hosting?
I cannot host a child but can I financially support a child to be hosted?
Absolutely! Many children who want to come can’t because of the limitations of funds. Your generous support can pay for an individual child to be hosted or can provide financial assistance for someone else to host who needs some additional support. We will be glad to discuss the various options with you if desired, or you can simply give online and indicate your gift is for hosting.
Are the costs associated with hosting tax-deductible?
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