America World has officially begun recruiting host families for our Winter 2012/2013 Welcoming Angels Hosting Program. Recruiting will continue through October 15. We are looking for advocacy and adoption minded families to host older orphaned children from Ethiopia for 4 weeks during December 2012 and January 2013. At this time, interested families must be willing to host children, mostly boys, ages 10-15 and sibling sets with boys and girls between 10-15 years old.
For information on the hosting program and answers to frequently asked questions, please read the Welcoming Angels FAQs.
The cost to host a child is $1,800 plus the child’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.
For 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 Director at Michelle.Reed@awaa.org.