Eligibility

If you have any questions regarding eligibility for Latvia hosting, we would be happy to help you complete a free eligibility check prior to formally applying with CAN. Please contact us at 512-323-9595 or info@orphanhosting.com.

Age Requirements for Parents
Married couples/singles must be at least 27 years old to be eligible to host from Latvia
There must be at least an 18 year age difference between the host child and the oldest parent.
Citizenship Requirements
One host parent must be a US citizen.
Education Requirements
Each potential hosting parent must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Health History
Families may not be eligible to host if any of the following apply:
Current diagnosis of major depression/anxiety; consult GWCA for more information.
Diagnosed with alcoholism within the last 10 years or any history of illegal drug/narcotic use or abuse.
If one spouse is completely healthy and the other’s medical condition does not inhibit their ability to parent a family, the family may be eligible to host. Please consult GWCA for more information.
Criminal History
Current warrants or currently on probation
Any use of/arrests for illegal drugs; any felony arrests
DUI or DWI charges within the last 5 years, regardless of outcome
Any arrest for a violent crime (examples: assault, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect)
Marriage Requirements
Couples must be married at least one year at the time of their application to hosting.
Religious Requirements
Families with religious beliefs prohibiting any kind of medical treatment will not be eligible to host.

*Please note, if your family falls outside of these parameters and you are interested in hosting please contact our Orphan Hosting Team at info@orphanhosting.com to see if we can find a way to work with your family.