NHFC in the News–Christmas 2012

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It’s been another great season of NHFC host families in the new news!  Check out some great news stories and news broadcasts that have featured our host families and ministry across the country!

11/5/12 – Rural Milford, IL family to host student (link to story)

12/12/12 – NBC15 in Madison, WI featuring a local host family on their “Family First” segment (video link)

12/18/12 – FOX55 in Wausau, WI featuring a local host family (link to story and video)

12/23/12 – Victorville Daily Press in Victorville, CA featuring a local host family (link to story)

12/30/12 – Battle Creek, MI “Couple opens home to Latvian orphan” (link to story)

12/31/12 – Orange County, CA “Resident hosts orphan ministry participants” (link to story)

1/2/13 – FOX55 in Wausau, WI “Weston family brightens Ukrainian orphan’s life” (link to story and video)

1/8/13 – Davidson, NC local host family featured in “Giving back over the holidays” (link to story)

1/23/13 – Ft Leavenworth, KS “Program connects girl from Ukraine with local family” (link to story)



In the News–“Drop in international adoptions sparks debate”

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This article was featured today on USA Today’s website.  I always pay attention whenever they have articles about international adoption. 

"It’s easy for those countries’ leaders to think it will be popular politically to decry (international adoption) as a modern form of colonialism," Bartholet said. "And it’s easy to think it will be popular to stand up to the United States."

And yet, "to close down a service to children is an inappropriate and damaging response," DiFilipo said. "It’s abusive to the kids that are in the system (waiting) to be adopted, and it’s abusive to the ones who could have found a family and never had the opportunity."

"No one is saying that international adoption is the only or even the primary solution. The solution is in-country," said DiFilipo, whose organization has promoted domestic adoption in Albania, Russia, China and Africa. "But until we get to that point, adoption internationally might be the most viable (alternative)."

Take a look:

“Drop in international adoptions sparks debate”
via: USA Today/The Cincinnati Enquirer

NHFC Host Families in the News

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It’s just been 1 week since the group of 202 Ukrainian & Latvian children have arrived in the United States for the summer 2011 summer hosting program!  We’re already seeing some great articles published online and in print about host families all over the country.  I’ll keep this as a running list of links as they become published. 

I love seeing the word spread about these kids and our love for them!

  • 6/24/11 – Montana – MAFB family opens home to Latvian siblings – link 
  • 6/30/11 – Louisiana – Children from foreign orphanages to be hosted on Northshore this summer (with video) – link
  • 6/30/11 – New Jersey – Voorhees family hosting orphan from Ukraine – linkprint version
  • 7/12/11 – Ohio – Rewarding experience: Shoup family hosting Ukrainian orphan for six weeks – link  (1 of our midwest families! – Link to their blog)
  • 7/16/11 – Georgia – With love, from Latvia: Eastern European orphans spend summer with Conyers families – link
  • 7/20/11 – Georgia – Hosting Provides Unique Experiences For Roswell Family – link
  • 7/21/11 – Pennsylvania – New horizons greet children from Eastern European nations – link
  • 8/01/11 – Michigan – From the Ukraine to the U.S. – link (3 of our midwest families! – Links to R’s blog & L’s blog)
  • 8/02/11 – Louisiana – Ukrainian orphans find the meaning of family in St. Tammany – link
  • 8/03/11 – Georgia – PTC family hosts East European orphans – link

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