When potential host families hear that our teams are meeting new kids for our upcoming programs, of course there is a great sense of excitement to see the new children and to build anticipation for the arrivals of our children.
It is exciting for us to see the familiar faces as well as new ones - but always heartbreaking at the same time. These new precious children are still without the fundamental need - a family.
When inquiring about the children for hosting, I think it’s helpful to understand what an interview looks like:
Many children in care struggle with a genuine sense of self, and so it is important to minimize expectations based off of a child’s bio. It should give you a general idea of the child’s personality and some strengths identified, but as with all children, sometimes their answers can vary day-by-day and this is simply a snapshot of each child we meet.
Stay tuned for our next blog, Beyond the Picture, which helps to walk families through the process of looking beyond a child’s photo when deciding to host.
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