P143 Orphan Hope Program Applications
Yikes. Yes it does look a little intimidating, but we promise the paperwork is not as daunting as it seems at first glance. As we are sure you understand, there are precious children involved, so we have to “handle with care”. It’s so worth it, and absolutely life changing- we promise. And we are only an email or phone call away anytime you need some help filling something out. Just click here for contact info. So let’s get started.
HOPE Family Registration
Most of you will have already completed this step. Skip this step, and move down to Project 143 Orphan HOPE Program Application if you have already Registered, visited the Photolisting and are ready to HOST.
If you have not yet Registered to view the Orphan Children’s Photolisting, just click the link below and fill out the online Registration. Once complete, you will be provided a special password to unlock access to the Photolisting of the current children available to be hosted in the upcoming Project 143 Orphan HOPE Program. You don’t need to register more than once to view the photolisting.
PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the Registration does not obligate you to host.
Project 143 Orphan HOPE Program Application & Required Paperwork
Hopefully you took note of the country of origin of the child you would like to host and have already spoken to a Project 143 Representative to inquire about availability and also received some additional information about the child that was not provided on the photolisting. If not, you can reach the appropriate Project 143 representative by clicking here. If you have already spoken to a Project 143 Representative and have selected a child or children to host, you can now begin the Project 143 Orphan HOPE Program process for hosting.
NEW HOST FAMILY Paperwork: There are 10 EASY STEPS that must be completed in order to host your child. Please begin with STEP ONE, complete the application, save and email a copy to the address provided on the form, then proceed to STEP TWO. It’s that simple. Should you have trouble sending your documents via email, please do send them via U.S. Priority Mail. Should you choose to mail your documents, please note that STEPS 1-5 are time sensitive and should be mailed right away.
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Complete Project 143’s Application & Required Paperwork online clicking on the appropriate documents below, save and forward to the specified email or address listed on each document.
- STEP ONE: APPLICATION
- STEP TWO: CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES RELEASE
- STEP THREE: CRIMINAL ACKNOWLEDGE-STATE BACKGROUND
- STEP FOUR: INTENT TO RETURN
- STEP FIVE: REQUEST TO HOST–Latvia Only
- STEP SIX: REFERENCES
- STEP SEVEN: MEDICAL SUMMARY (both parents)
- STEP EIGHT: HOME SAFETY VISIT
- STEP NINE: HOST FAMILY PROFILE-FORM
- STEP TEN: WELCOME LTR-FORM
Congratulations! You’re all done! Please notify your Regional Coordinator that your paperwork is complete then go relax and day dream about all the fun you will have this holiday vacation with your host child or children while you wait for the host season to begin!
RE-HOST FAMILY Paperwork: These are the only required documents you will need as long as your Home Safety Visit and State Criminal Background Checks are less than a year old. (use above links)
- STEP ONE: APPLICATION-all countries
- STEP FOUR: INTENT TO RETURN-all countries
- STEP FIVE: REQUEST TO HOST-Latvia Only
- STEP NINE: HOST FAMILY PROFILE-all countries
- STEP TEN: WELCOME LTR-all countries
HOST (HOPE) FAMILY TRAINING Registration: Training Required Once A Year
Yes, we know you are excited and have dozens and dozens of questions, but good news…we’ve gotcha covered. Project 143’s HOPE Family Training will answer all your questions and probably a bunch you didn’t even think about. While there is never a substitute for common sense, having literally hundreds of years of experience on just about every possible topic is such a blessing and incredible help in making sure you are prepared for your host child. We welcome the Host Family veterans to participate, but it’s required for families who have not previously hosted with Project 143. We have never had a session where even veterans didn’t learn something useful. You are about to embark on a life changing experience, both for your family as well as your host child(ren). As a participant in our program, families (BOTH PARENTS) who have not hosted with us before are REQUIRED to participate in our training class; conducted online and via a conference bridge (provided in a separate email). To accommodate schedules, regions and time zones, we will conduct 3-4 classes per season. A sign up link will be posted on the Yahoo Board each host season. Please visit the Yahoo Board to register for a host training session that fits your schedule. Thank you again for your participation!