Have you ever thought about hosting? Your family could host a child or sibling group from Latvia or the Ukraine for the summer, in your home. (You can host during Christmas time, too.) You would give them the opportunity to experience life in a real family, in the U.S. They can learn English, have fun with your family, try new foods, make memories.... The children in the hosting programs are usually available for adoption, but agreeing to host does not mean that you will be able to adopt them. (Believe me, there's a lot more paperwork involved! Being approved to host is relatively easy.) So, take a look at New Horizons For Children and see the children available for hosting. You could give one (or more) of these children a wonderful family experience; this means a lot to children who may have never experienced a positive family relationship. Think about it--pray about it!
Loving a child who needs it is a big deal. You can be involved in caring for these children even if you aren't able to adopt them. The hosting program is always in need of donations for their program, too. It subsidizes the host family's fees. -- You can also keep up with them on their Facebook page.
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