“This is our second time hosting and it is such a pleasure to
share with others how diverse families can be in the US.”

The Lopez-Jones family
Read their story here.


“I discovered what a great parent I can be
and this has motivated me to adopt a child.”

Damian Pisanelli, host parent
Read Damian’s story here.

“Hosting exchange students gave me and my partner the opportunity
to experience the joys and the challenges of being a parent – experiences
we had long assumed we’d never have. Parenting is sometimes a tough
job, but it results in a new depth of skill and knowledge and, of course,
lifelong memories. We’ve since met the parents of all of the students
we’ve hosted, and it was fun to compare notes on “our” children.”

The Freitas-Harmon family, host parents for five students

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