What is Orphan Hosting?
Orphan hosting provides children an amazing opportunity to be loved by a family and see life outside their orphanage, but more importantly, it connects potential forever families to these older orphans who may never have had a chance at being part of a family. Typically, over 75% of children who are hosted end up being adopted after their first host trip, whether by their host family or their host family’s community members, extended family members, or friends. We call these people who host waiting children Orphan Warriors.
THIS JUST IN: UP TO $25,000 IN ADOPTION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2014 HOST CHILDREN! For more information on the adoption scholarships, please visit our blog HERE.
Will you consider being an Orphan Warrior for these Chinese orphans? Great Wall China Adoption is collaborating with New Horizons for Children, the largest faith-based host program that has brought over 2,000 children to the U.S. through hosting, to bring Special Focus children from multiple orphanages all over China to the U.S. to experience the love of a family this summer. The approximate dates are July 1-31, 2014. Photo listings of the children available for hosting are available here, and more children may be added to the list at any time, so keep checking in each week. Special Focus children that may be hosted are aged 4-13 and are older and healthy or have minor to moderate special medical needs.
We are also looking for host families for our Chinese Chaperones traveling with the children, who will be caretakers from the children’s orphanages. There is NO COST to host a chaperone! If you are interested in hosting a chaperone and a wonderful opportunity to gain insight into Chinese culture, please let us know. For more information on the details of the hosting program, please contact New Horizons for Children and be sure to fill out a pre-application for hosting and get connected with your regional coordinator. There are a limited number of children for this first hosting trip, so be sure to sign up early!