Host a Child from Colombia

This winter, you can host a waiting child from Colombia!

The Colombia hosting program is designed for families who are considering older child adoption or are interested in advocating for older children who need families, and for children in Colombia who are waiting for their permanent, loving families. When you host, you open your heart and your home to an older child for five weeks — giving them the chance to experience life with a family in the U.S. This is an opportunity for host children to experience many firsts: first plane ride, first time in a family setting and more. And for some children, this may be their first time meeting their future adoptive family.

Around the world, including in Colombia, older children are much less likely to be adopted. But they are just as deserving and in need of a family as any other child. Many families consider older child adoption but have questions, such as: 

  • How will an older child adjust to such a different life? 
  • How will I communicate with my host child? 
  • Will I bond with them? 
  • What about children already in my home? 

Participating in this hosting program will help provide some answers to these questions for families considering older child adoption from Colombia. We hope you’ll consider hosting a child from Colombia this winter!

This hosting program is a unique partnership between the government of Colombia, Holt International and the organizations Project 143 and Kidsave.

 

For more information about the program and children who need host families, contact Holt’s hosting program coordinator, Kim Boyd, at kimboyd@holtinternational.org

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A Message from Kimberly Dowd-Uribe
Director of Colombia Adoption

Children are excited to come to the U.S. and they are eager to spend time with loving families. This is their chance to go on a "vacation" — to ride on an airplane, meet new friends, see a new part of the world and experience a different culture. They of course are also hoping that they might find a family who wants to adopt them!!

Interested in learning more? Contact Kim Boyd at kimboyd@holtinternational.org. Or you can apply now!

Kimberlyderly Dowd-Uribe - Director of Colombia Adoption

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