Welcoming Angels Spring Hosting Program
America World is recruiting host families for
our Spring 2013 Welcoming Angels Hosting Program. We are looking for advocacy and adoption
minded families to host older orphaned children from Ethiopia for 4 weeks
during the month of June. At this time,
interested families must be willing to host children, mostly boys, ages 12-15
and sibling sets with boys and girls between 10-15 years old. We have a few
girls age 13 and 14 available. We also have healthy girls and boys age 7
and up that are HIV+ and are waiting to participate in the program as
“Hosting an orphan helped to make the adoption process
a success. We believe hosting eliminated false expectations. We already
saw the good and the bad. It has helped us know how to prepare for her
transition into our family. Hosting is kind of like a courtship before
committing to marriage and we feel this was the best thing our family could
have done.”-Kori Tuckerman, 2012 Hosting Mother
communities are now forming in Indiana, South Carolina, Arizona, Maryland,
California, Oregon, Washington, Missouri and Wisconsin.
information on the hosting program and answers to frequently asked questions
(â€œFAQsâ€), please visit our website.
cost to host a child is $1,800 plus the childâ€™s airfare. The cost includes social work services,
training, program fees, travel documents/visas for the children, medical
evaluations of the children prior to participation in the program, etc. Airfare cost can range from $1,300 –
$2,000. Group airfare will be purchased
to keep costs as low as possible.
Fundraising is encouraged.
more information on how to become a host family or to inquire about hosting in
your state, please contact Michelle Reed, Welcoming Angels Hosting Program