The possibility of loving a child you might never see again could be enough for some families to simply say no to hosting. But choosing not to host for fear that you may never see them again or for fear that your heart might be changed is a flawed approach. Just as God cares for

Read More
Faith Over Fear

When my husband and I decided to host a teenage girl from Colombia, we had no intention of adopting again. We already had two adopted sons and a biological son, but I missed the youthful energy and excitement that used to fill our home. I also missed attending sporting events and making quesadillas with our

Read More
The Not So Empty Nest

Hosting a child from Colombia was a life-changing experience that taught us valuable lessons about parenting, culture, and the power of love. Learn about our top three takeaways from this incredible journey. In our 30s and with no intention of becoming parents ourselves, my husband and I were always looking for ways to give back,

Read More
Three Lessons Learned from Hosting a Child from Colombia

Our hearts stopped when we read their plea: “A family. Any kind. Kids. Anything.” Two Colombian sisters waiting for a family to step up for them before it was too late. It was August 2021; the oldest sister would turn 18 years old in 5 MONTHS. We were sure it was impossible. Adoptions usually take

Read More
The “Impossible” Adoption: An Aging Out Story

As an experienced, single, older adoptive Mom, I have always had a heart for older child adoptions. Older kids (especially boys) are the hardest to match to families. After adopting my then-14-year-old son from Colombia 4 years ago, I decided to host older kids for advocacy in my home. It was very successful and fun,

Read More
Host, Advocate, and Adopt Older Children

Hosted in North CarolinaThe following is written by YER & JHO’s host mom: These kids.  Where do I even begin?  Created in His image and with an eternal destiny, this South American duo moved into our lives through orphan hosting just over a week ago, and slid right into our hearts forever.   YER is 13

Read More
Sweet Siblings Longing For Unconditional Love

Hosted in GeorgiaJUL is a playful 11-year-old girl who enjoys just about anything outside: jumping on the trampoline, swimming, going to the park, playing tag and basketball, and visiting the zoo. She also has a more laid-back side, liking to paint and draw, build with Legos, play games such as UNO and dominoes, and watch

Read More
Waiting to Share Special Moments With Her Forever Family

Meet 13-year-old SAN! This incredible boy is currently being hosted in New Hampshire by a family who is advocating for SAN to find his forever family, and they are overflowing with amazing things to say about him!! SAN loves to swim, play games, visit amusement parks, and pretty much anything else that involves being together as

Read More
Bright Eyes Searching for Their Family

This past weekend, Project 143 had the pleasure of welcoming 85 international orphans and 11 chaperones to America for a 5-week host program. After a very long year and a half of canceled programs due to COVID restrictions and concerns, this first full-sized program is very dear to our hearts. While killing some time between flights

Read More
A World Created by Love

“Once they knew that I believed in them, they started believing in themselves and that’s when everything began to change. It wasn’t easy, but it was so worth it.” – Anonymous, Host/Adoptive Parent

...
Read More
Host/Adoption Q&A Series: Anonymous Family #2