“Happiness is loving a child as if they were your own.”
Hosting / Life in the U.S.

“Happiness is loving a child as if they were your own.”

Annette and her husband Max wavered for years about making the decision to host an exchange student. It never felt like the right time. After finally deciding that there was no “right time,” Annette and Max took in Esther, an Aspect student from Germany. Annette was kind enough to speak with us about her experience becoming a host parent, welcoming Esther into her home and growing together as a family. Continue reading

True or False: Our kids are too young for hosting exchange students.
Hosting / Life Abroad / Life in the U.S.

True or False: Our kids are too young for hosting exchange students.

One of the most common assumptions people make about hosting an exchange student is that only families with teenagers at home have much to benefit. “Our kids are too young; it won’t be meaningful,” or “Isn’t it better to wait until the kids are in high school?” are often heard concerns. Tiffney, a host mom with … Continue reading

A Host Family From Illinois
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A Host Family From Illinois

After raising our own two children and another eight foster children, we came across an intriguing news article.  “Incoming exchange students need a good home”, it read.   Apparently, there weren’t enough host families stepping up to welcome and accept these students in to their home for a school year in the United States.  After talking it … Continue reading