Host a Child in Colombia this Spring!

Host a Child in Colombia this Spring!
Join us on the Adventure of Lifetime! Yours AND a Child in Need!
 
Trip planning. Just reading that phrase may stir up a variety of emotions in you – excitement, anticipation, and maybe even anxiety for those of us whose vision of a trip is very different from the vision of our travel mates! Perhaps you like to visit landmarks and museums, but your partner likes to relax at a country club. Or maybe your son loves amusement parks, but your daughter would rather go bowling and watch a movie. And while you are navigating all of those different likes and dislikes, perhaps you realize the common thread for your trip is that you all want to do something to make a difference. But how? How could all those different fun activities also be combined with doing something that will make a difference? We’ll tell you how. Reverse Hosting.
You’ve likely heard of the concept of hosting before, where a child available for adoption comes to the US to stay with a host family and experience a new culture, while we work hard to advocate for that child. Well, reverse hosting is similar. But instead of the child coming to you, you go to the child! You and your travel mates will travel to Bogota, Colombia on April 3rd, 2020, and stay through April 14th, 2020. You will be paired with a waiting child, and will spend your days getting to know that child, all the while getting to experience the sights and sounds of Bogota! Your role is to get to know the child you are paired with so that you can assist in advocacy efforts to find a permanent family, and, of course, you are also expected to have fun!
 
Reverse Hosting allows the host family to get to know the child in his or her own culture. It allows the host family to participate in not only advocacy, but also gives them the chance to truly experience the child’s culture. It’s the perfect combination for an international trip – exciting, thrilling, and life-changing. Life-changing not only for a waiting child, but for your whole family as well. 
 
In the best interests of the child, full, Hague compliant home studies are required regardless of whether the host family intends to adopt. Reverse Hosting is open to families from all 50 states. Please visit our website, or email Adriana Chaves for more information.



Madison Adoption Associates

Delaware Based
 1720 Waiting Children  7 Adoption Programs
 Call 302-475-8977 1102 Society Drive Delaware http://www.madisonadoption.org

Madison Adoption Associates is a Hague accredited, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to bring hope, love, and a permanent family to children in need. By serving children and families through domestic and international adoption, our work is guided by the following core principles:

  • Conducting our business activities with our heart first and an unwavering commitment to ethics.
  • Treating each child with dignity; always acting in the best interests of the child.
  • Ensuring that each adoption process is transparent, with adherence to all laws and regulations.
  • Providing birth parents with caring, compassionate, nonjudgmental and confidential support.
  • Recognizing the unique and precious potential of each child and each family.
  • Securing stable and loving permanent families for children through pre-adoption preparation, education, and guidance.
  • Committing time and resources to charitable activities that help children who are not eligible for adoption to lead stronger, safer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Our placement goals are to meet the child's needs and best interests, along with a strong commitment to work with the wishes and rights of the prospective adoptive families.