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Many children throughout the world grow up in institutions, group homes, or fostercare with little or no opportunity to experience the meaning of a family. Through unique, licensed, and carefully supervised programs, many children now travel to the USA to be hosted during summer and winter breaks from school in their home-countries.
It is always hoped that through these programs children will find a permanent, loving family. It is for that reason that prospective host families understand that they should either be very open to the adoption of an 'older' child (above the age of 5 years), or that they be willing to strongly advocate for their host child.
Host programs will each have eligibility requirements for families, which will at a minimum require that all adults in the host-home have a criminal background check and go through a host-preparation program.
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Hand In Hand began in 1974 when our Founder and Executive Director, MaryLee (Fahrenbrink) Lane was living in the Philippines and recognized the plight of children living in orphanages. She proceeded to found Hand In Hand and we have worked in many countries over the years. Most all our staff are adoptive parents. We feel strongly for children in all countries who wait for famil...Learn more, see kids, or contact agency 210A N. Orange St. Indiana
Every day we work hard to find families for children, and everyone who opens their heart, who shares their love, who welcomes a child into their family is both a hero, and a parent. Being a parent doesn’t get enough credit lately, but it should. Being a good parent is hard work, but that eternal bond that you build with your child, that sparkle in her eyes when she talks ...Learn more, see kids, or contact agency 418 Jefferson Avenue Pennsylvania
In 2018 Gladney’s Superkids Program expanded to provide U.S based hosting programs for adoptable children. The first group of children were from Taiwan and hosted by families living in the Southeastern part of the U.S. In a hosting program, prospective adoptive families have a chance to either host a child in their home, or through a “camp-like” ex...Learn more, see kids, or contact agency 6300 John Ryan Dr. Texas
Wide Horizons for Children participates in a Summer Hosting Program for children. Contact us for more information!Learn more, see kids, or contact agency 391 Totten Pond Road, Suite 303 Massachusetts
Our 2017 Summer Hosting Program will be canceled due to new regulations from the CCCWA. Back in December 2016, CCCWA (China Center for Children's Welfare and Adoption) released an unexpected announcement that there are to be new rules for future hosting programs. Since that time, we have been waiting to receive this information but have heard nothing so far. We cannot get the ...Learn more, see kids, or contact agency 449 Pennsylvania Avenue Pennsylvania