Around the world, there are millions of children in orphanages and foster families waiting for the love of a forever family. Many of these children have never had, or cannot remember, a positive family life, a warm embrace, a family vacation, or even a game of catch. They may not know what it is like to have a loving, caring family.
The Colombia Host-to-Adopt Program allows older children, typically aged 8+ to live with American families for approximately four weeks over the winter or summer. Hosting helps these children learn everyday social skills, receive an introduction to American culture and English, and to experience the meaning of a loving family. Hosting-to-Adopt is an excellent option for families who are considering adopting an older child, as it allows them to spend quality time together as a family and allows everyone to get to know one another.
La Casa de la Madre y el Niño in Colombia, one of the largest orphanages in the country, is partnering with CCAI and Project One-Forty-Three (P143) to bring children ages 8+ from Colombia to be part of the Summer 2023 Colombia Program.
To find our more information on how to host or to apply, contact P143.
Yes, all of the host children from Colombia are available for adoption. Colombia views this hosting opportunity as a path to permanency through adoption.
- Contact P143 to begin your Host application.
- Consider applying for adoption to CCAI. There are several steps of the adoption process you can get underway before you host a child, and doing so can only help minimize the time between when the host child returns to Colombia. Before you know it, you can welcome them back into your arms!