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Many families still hope for the opportunity to host and open their home to a child in need.  With the termination of the China Host Program, the Latvia Host Program has many wonderful children and sibling groups hoping to have this opportunity.

The Children:

Hosting from Latvia is an opportunity for children who have often been left behind, forgotten, or made to feel they don’t matter. Most of the children in hosting live in orphanages or foster families, and have been passed from hand to hand without receiving the direct care every child deserves. Hosting changes that – the unconditional love a family can provide gives children hope for a better future and a better life. Some of the children may not have had a family to call their own or may have had only negative memories of what family life is like. This is a chance for these children to see the difference and to be a part of a family. These are children who need to be shown they matter with the goal of helping them find the family they deserve.

Latvia Host Program Requirements:

Citizenship:  One parent must be a U.S. citizens

Age: Generally between 27-60 years old, depending on the country and the special needs of the child, if any.

Marriage Status: Single women and married couples are generally eligible

Criminal History: Applicants with a criminal history of child abuse, violence, or domestic violence are not eligible to host

Health: Host parents must be in good health with no major medical or psychological concerns

Additional Considerations:  Income, religion, and other factors may impact eligibility

Program Particulars:

The child(ren) visit  for 4-5 weeks during the summer (June into July) and winter (December into January)

Hosting Donation (tax deductible):  Child one: $3150.  Each child thereafter:  $3050. / $250. application fee

Financial Support:  Available for sibling groups

To view profiles of the host participants through the Latvia Host Program, please visit:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/193278511047637/

WINTER 2017 HOST APPLICATIONS:  Applications closed.

SUMMER 2018 HOST APPLICATIONS:  Summer 2018 host program information coming soon.

LEARN MORE:  To learn more about the Latvia hosting and adoption programs or for application information, visit:  www.adoptablewaitingchild.com/contact/

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