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To host a child from Ukraine or Latvia, the actual cost of their travel and program expenses is $2950. Ultimately, each host family is responsible for fundraising or paying this expense. We have ideas to assist with fundraising! All hosting money is considered a donation and is tax-deductible as NHFC is a non-profit IRS approved 501-(c) 3 Corporation. *Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax adviser.
If you can’t host, please see other ways that you can help! We always need donations to help bring sibling groups as it is usually cost-prohibitive for a single family to pay for more than one child.
All hosting families must have several required pieces in place before hosting, including but not limited to…
- Criminal background checks
- Child abuse clearances
- Reference checks
- A social worker safety visit to their home
Each family is required to attend a 6 hour mandatory training session provided in many cities throughout US at no cost to host families. If a group forms in another area, training will also be held in that area. A full homestudy is not necessary, but a home safety visit required and is included in your hosting fee. NHFC will coordinate and schedule this for your family.
Adoption Policy: Most children who are hosted are deemed available for adoption, but no child is guaranteed to be available for adoption until verified later by an International Adoption Agency, accredited to handle adoptions in the child’s home country, after a family applies and is approved to adopt.
NHFC is NOT an adoption agency, though we do understand the processes to a great extent from our own personal adoption experiences.
Please understand that adoption is a natural by-product of our program. However, statistics show that normally only 20% of our hosting families go into hosting with an idea of adoption. However a majority of the children, who are available for adoption, are adopted after being hosted. Host children are often adopted by the host family or someone they met while staying with their host family through neighbors, extended family, church members of the host family’s church, or others who found out about the program during the hosting process. For this reason, each family who applies to host is considered a potential adopting family and the approval process for hosting is very similar to the approval process for adoption.
In some cases, families cannot be approved for adoption, but can be approved to host. Examples would be age, length of marriage or chronic medical issues of the parents that are not life threatening, but in other countries are not acceptable for adoption of a child. If you have a concern, please ask!
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New Horizons for Children is a non-profit, 501(c)3, Christian ministry. Our goal is to identify children in orphanages in other countries who would benefit from and most likely be able to adapt to a Christian family environment in the USA. We aim to teach English, prayer time, cultural differences and how a loving family life can and should be. This one example, may well be the only example of a functional family in these children’s lives. Because of the mission of our program, all our hosting families must be of the Christian faith and attending a Christian church. We are a non-denominational organization, but we are all Christians, serving one God and following Jesus Christ as His son, and as our personal Savior. Teaching and modeling these Christian principles is a primary goal for our hosting families.