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Our Fall 2017 Colombia Host-to-Adopt Program is currently accepting applications!
Spence-Chapin and the Foundation for the Assistance of Abandoned Children (FANA) in Colombia are partnering to present this year’s Host-to-Adopt Program. The program is an opportunity for New York City area families to host a child or children in their home for three weeks before finalizing the adoption. Participating children are boys and girls (including sibling groups) ages 11-14, who have expressed an interest in international adoption. Additionally, they've received extensive preparation and support services prior to the hosting period.
School-age children are the most overly represented population in orphanages worldwide. Currently, close to 8,000 children in Colombia, ages 10 and older, are waiting for a family. The goal of this host-adopt program is simple: to join those older children and sibling groups in need of parents with families who are ready to adopt.
Our hosting program offers the child not only a voice in their future, but also a choice. The adoption is a process of mutual selection – the family commits to the child, and the child commits to the family. Because of this, the host-to-adopt program has been very effective at making adoptions happen for the children waiting for families!
Colombia Fall 2017 Host to Adopt Program Timeline:
May 15, 2017: Adoption applications are due
Interested in learning more? Our adoption team is here to answer your questions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 212-400-8150.
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