What people say about Orphan Hosting…

Of course we love hosting, but it’s the stories our families tell that truly show the impact that hosting has – not only on the children but on every life that these children touch! Read on to find out how our families’ lives were changed by their hosting experience – click the link at the top of each testimony to read the family’s full story on our blog.

We started our journey with CAN over 2 years ago and have worked with quite a few staff members in both hosting and adoption. Everyone has been amazing in helping us work through the process. You guys truly care about these kiddos and have become like family to us!
“Hon, I know you are going to think I’m crazy, but I want to host an orphan from China this summer…”

The best part of hosting was falling in love with this amazing little boy. Experiencing him learflowersning to love hugs and being held, snuggling in close and giving kisses – all things that seemed new to him. Watching him play and bond with our girls. Seeing the utter joy on his face as he experienced not only the big fun stuff, but the everyday things like a bath, being tucked in, and eating a picnic lunch in the yard. Seeing him go from fear of the water to actually swimming! Seeing how well he compensated for his right arm disability. Was every moment fun and easy? Well, no. He did his share of testing the limits, and laughing when reprimanded. He turned out to be a sensitive boy, crying easily at small things and sometimes just shutting down. Those were the times when the lack of common language was the hardest. But as the weeks went by, I feel like we were starting to see wonderful progress with his trust of us, his bonding with us, and learning to live with the limits. Those sparks of progress gave us hope that this was a good fit, and that he was meant to be with our family.

Read this family’s hosting story here!

This program we didn’t even know about six months ago is AMAZING, and after experiencing the LIFE CHANGE that can take place in one short month, our family will likely host again every summer… This experience was INCREDIBLE.
Being a host family was extremely rewarding! The CAN staff did a great job in preparing us and then with support once our kiddo was here.

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