Adoption, Hosting

“The life they once knew is no longer theirs. We struggled with the acceptance of joy when they knew their other family was left behind.” – Amanda D., Host/Adoptive Parent

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Adoption, Hosting

“Hosting is temporary with a beginning and an end. Adoption is forever and it takes time for everyone in the family to adjust.” – Susan H, Host/Adoptive Parent

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Hosting, Vulnerable Children

Why do people host orphans?  In previous blog posts here on this page, we have discussed various reasons “why” families choose to host.  I want to elaborate a little more on the mentorship side of hosting.  When I met “V” during a winter interview trip in Ukraine in 2018, I knew that I would be

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Hosting

Throughout hosting, I must remind myself time and time again to assume nothing, expect nothing, and meet the children where they are. Laurel F.Host & Adoptive Mom, P143 volunteer Our first experience with hosting was the winter of 2017 when we welcomed a sibling pair from Ukraine, Karina (7) and Bohdan (10), into our home.

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Hosting

87 kids from 2 countries, 63 families, across 26 states. This is a huge feat in a normal year, but especially huge in the times of COVID. We are insanely grateful to everyone who has made this hosting season possible, and cannot wait for these kiddos to arrive next month!  Subscribe to our newsletter for hosting

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Adoption

Sometimes when we are doing our research, we come across information that just needs to be shared exactly the way it was written. This blog is a good example of that!AmericanAdoptions.com wrote a great post on 10 Things People Never Tell You About Adoption. Please take a moment to read through this information if you

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