Student exchange means something just a little bit different here at SAE. For us, student exchange started with an adoption journey. Our partner organization, Children of All Nations, saw the joy in one of the families who had adopted from China. We saw the connection that student exchange brought to that adoptive child to be connected back to their culture, to share in that experience with another child and with their family.
For us, the adoption journey never stops – it’s the commitment of a lifetime, and one we’re thrilled to be a part of at this stage!
Hosting an exchange student is an amazing experience for adoptive and potential adoptive families alike. It offers so many opportunities to families and students alike. Through student exchange, you can:
Connect your child with his/her birth culture – all from home
Introduce a student to American culture and to your family
Help a student adjust to a new culture through your valuable experience as a parent
Show students that loving families come in so many different forms
Still preparing for adoption? This is great way to learn about your child’s culture before he or she arrives!
We have students waiting to find a host family, so whether you’ve adopted, are considering adoption, or are simply wanting to experience another culture, we’d love to introduce you to some of the amazing kids who hope to spend a year in the US this school year. You can visit our photolisting at this link, and if you’re ready to get started, you can start your application today!
Request Naomi's file today!
China | 3 years old | Girl
Fiona is a precious little one who is about to turn 3 years old! She was born with Down’s Syndrome and a heart defect known as a PFO. When she was 1 years old, she would sit up on her own, crawl and babble. At the age of 18 months she could stand up with a little support and was babbling and saying simple words. Fiona has been receiving rehabilitation services and she seems to be doing great! She is walking for longer distances while holding onto some support. Fiona is described as being compliant, cute and affectionate. Although her speech is slightly delayed, communication does not seem to be an obstacle for her. Contact one of our matching specialists today if you’d like to learn more about Fiona!
You can contact the China Home Finding Team at (512)323-9595 if you would like to learn more about adopting Fiona. We hope we are able to find Fiona her Forever Family soon!