Become a Host Family

BLOOM’s hosting programs invite orphaned children from other countries to come to America for 2-5 weeks. During this time, the child experiences the love of Christ through a Christian family who exemplifies Him while living together in their home.
 
In addition, through family time together, children quickly develop a basic understanding and use of the English language. In turn, they develop a higher self-esteem and a feeling of accomplishment in many ways! The child also witnesses healthy relationships between parents and their children, which may be the first time ever this has occurred in their life! 
 
These basic skills provide tremendous emotional improvements that help the child as they grow up in their homeland, or possibly later, if a child is offered adoption.
 
They also receive dental and eye care, and where possible, medical care while on the program.
 

If you have not read the hosting FAQ’s, please click HERE before proceeding to the application process below.

 

1. REQUEST ACCESS TO PHOTO LISTING.

This process is required by the countries in order to provide protection of their children. Click on the link below to fill out a short questionnaire. Once you submit this on line form, an email will be sent to you which will include your photolisting password.  Use this password to gain access to all the children’s pictures via Step 2 below.
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. SELECT A CHILD TO HOST

Click on the Link below to gain access to the Photo Listing using your password that was sent via email. Look through the photo listing and read the children’s biographies.
 
NOTE: The winter 2018 photolisting is NOT live yet. It will be live in stages for each country starting Sept 1st.
However, if you have filled out a pre-app in step 1 above, we will automatically email you the password once the photolisting goes live. (Meaning, you’ll be the FIRST to receive it on Sept 1st!)
 
 
 
 
 

3. TALK TO A REGIONAL FAMILY MENTOR

A Regional Family Mentor will reach out to you to help “Match” you with a child. This Mentor will be your guide through the entire hosting process. (Click their photos to see their regions.)
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. DECIDE TO CHANGE A LIFE OR TWO

Your Mentor will guide you through the entire process of Hosting.  You will be given access to the Family Portal where you will be required to upload a more extensive Application to Host.