Provide an orphan with the adventure of a lifetime!
Big Family Mission is once again partnering with Christian orphan hosting
programs and other churches and ministries to conduct a hosting program for
orphans for summer of 2014. This is not an adoption program, but many of the
children who come to the United States can be and will be adopted by families
they meet during the 4-5 week hosting program.
Quick facts about the hosting program:
- Latvian and Ukrainian orphans, ages 5 years to 15, will be coming to live with
host families for 4-5 weeks, at the end of June, exact dates to be announced.
- Hosting husband and wife must be of the Christian faith and attending a
church. (Single mothers may also host.)
- Host families contribute or fund raise to cover the costs for the orphan's trip.
- Children who are participating in the summer program have been identified and
their photos and brief bios are available online. If you would like to view the
photos and information, we ask that you complete the form (above, right).
- If you wish to host a child this summer, you must make a commitment to host by
This hosting program allows an orphan to come to the United States and have
the wonderful experience of living with a Christian family or individual. Although
adoption is not the objective of the program, many of the children are eventually
adopted by either the host family or other families who meet them during their
U.S. host families provide these orphan children with an intimate view into what
a Christian family is like by having them stay in their home for five weeks. Many
of these children have never had a positive family experience. They get a first
hand glimpse of what healthy relationships can be! Some of these children
have never experienced love in a healthy manner or been able to show
affection. They also learn about hygiene, American culture, and they're
immersed in the English language! Their lives can be impacted greatly by their
time in the USA…and in your family.
Orphans usually feel left out, left behind and unworthy. Their self esteem is
often so low because they have been labeled in their home city by peers as
"orphan". After coming to the U.S. for four weeks, most children learn as much
English as they would typically learn in 4-5 semesters if taught in their school.
This gives the children pride in themselves and helps boost their self esteem
tremendously! Receiving unconditional love and nurturing and being treated
as a member of their host family (who will usually maintain contact even after
the child returns to their orphanage) gives them hope!
The orphans learn they do have a Father, the same Father in Heaven that we
all have: a Father who loves us dearly, who is always with us, and who always
cares for us.
For more information on the hosting program, please complete the form above.