Monday, October 12, 2015

Why is Orphan Hosting So Important?

a253cc255901a35a9843a7ae8ca75007The photo on the left was taken in the Children’s Home where he lives. The photo on the right was taken by his host family during his stay in America. Pictures speak so clearly of what a change this program makes.

Orphans usually feel left out, left behind and unworthy. Their self-esteem is many times so low because they have been labeled in their home city by peers as “orphans”. After coming on our program for 4-5 weeks over Christmas holidays or during the summer months, most children learn as much English as they would typically learn in 4-5 semesters if taught at home in their school. This gives the children pride in themselves and helps boost their self-esteem tremendously!

Receiving unconditional love and nurturing and being treated as a member of their host family who will usually maintain contact even after the child returns home to their orphanage. This gives them hope. Learning that they do have a Father, the same Father in Heaven that we all have…who loves us dearly and is always with us and lets them know they are never alone.

Questions About Hosting?

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What is Orphan Hosting???

What is Orphan Hosting?

d9715bf5644799284fc3b19fe3e42111 Extend your hand, open your home, share your heart with an orphaned child this year!

Christian families (like you!) can invite an orphaned child from Latvia or Ukraine to become a member of your family for a period of time.   We offer orphan hosting programs twice a year.  5-6 weeks in the summer (Late June – Early Aug.)  and 4-5 weeks over Christmas Holidays (Mid Dec. – Mid. Jan.).  Being included as a member of a family and receiving unconditional love gives an orphan HOPE for a better future. Learning they do have a Father, the same Father in heaven who loves us all, gives an orphan the promise they are never alone.

NHFC is the largest faith based orphan hosting organization in the USA.  Since 2002, thousands of orphans have been hosted through our ministry, matching orphaned children to Christian host families nationwide.  Typically about 600 children per year are served and growing!

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All About Your Adoption Tax Credit - Join Us For A Live Seminar!

Tax%20Credit%202012 Join us for this live webinar with tax specialist, Becky Wilmoth from Bill's Tax Service.  We'll review all of the guidelines you need to know to take full advantage of the adoption tax credit.  Whether your adoption is complete or you are just getting started you will find this webinar very informative!

Tuesday, October 27th, 7:00 pm CST
Space is limited, register today!

For more information on this free event please email us at

Best regards,
Hopscotch Adoptions

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Collaborative Future for Adoption

October 6, 2015

Group photo of participants at 2015 Adoption Symposium at the Department of State.

We would like to thank the participants of the Adoption Service Provider (ASP) symposium, “A Collaborative Future for Adoption.”  We appreciate everyone’s participation and willingness to share ideas on how to work together to improve the adoption process. We hope the conversations and relationships developed during the symposium will continue and produce meaningful results.

We found these discussions fruitful as we discussed strategies to increase coordination and cooperation in relation to intercountry adoption. The Department’s goal is to strengthen our relationships and communication with the adoption community, and this symposium served as a starting place to pursue that goal. The Department believes intercountry adoption should be a viable option for children in each country, and working to ensure the adoption process is ethical, transparent, and in a child’s best interests is a Department priority. We believe intercountry adoption can provide children the opportunity to grow up in a loving, protective, and permanent family environment when they cannot be cared for in their country of birth. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Less Than One Week to Register for Webinar: Understanding Grief and Loss

Less than one week left to register for our newest webinar!

"Understanding Grief and Loss"

Join NCFA on Thursday, October 1st at 2pm EST when Bethany Christian Services’ Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, Kris Faasse, will educate us on the basics of the grieving process. Special attention will be given to some common implications for birth parents and adopted children of various ages. We’ll explore the science, research, and experience of grief and loss in the context of adoption. This 90 minute webinar will include some time for Q & A with the expert. 

In order to attend the webinar session, you must register by Wednesday, September 30th at Noon EST!

About the Presenter

Kris Faasse, LMSW, ACSW started working in the adoption arena as a pregnancy counselor working with expectant moms facing unplanned pregnancies and wrestling with decisions about whether to parent their children or make adoption plans. Currently, she serves as the National Director of Adoption Services for Bethany Christian Services, an adoption and family preservation agency with offices nationwide. She has over 20 years of experience and holds both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in social work. Kris has trained both nationally and internationally on topics including openness in adoption, the adoption process, grief and loss issues and Safe Haven Laws.