The Summer Hosting Program is an incredible way to invest in the life of an orphan. Read below to learn more about how it works, and contact us if you're interested in being notified about future hosting opportunities!
For orphaned children cared for by the Colombian child welfare system (ICBF), each year that passes means a sharp decline in their chances of being adopted. For many children who are 10 years old and older, their chances of finding a permanent home in a loving family are slim to none.
We've noticed that many people did not seriously considering adopting an older child until they actually got to know one, and this is the main reason why hosting programs can be very successful. These programs bring families from the United States in contact with older orphans from Colombia who are available for adoption, thus creating opportunities for these children to be brought into a forever family. Host families play an influential role in either considering adoption themselves as they host the child or in bringing that child into contact with other people in their lives who may be interested in adoption.
A host family’s role is to include the child in their day-to-day family life and introduce the child to their neighbors, coworkers, friends, and people from their place of worship. Our hope is that by the end of the child’s stay, a family interested in adopting them will be identified. ASC has seen great success in programs like this securing stable adoptive placements for older children, and we are thrilled to have had the chance to see many families formed through these programs.
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