Waiting Child Host Program

Nightlight has sponsored and welcomed over 600 children during our twenty years of hosting (formerly known as orphan tours). These children have come from Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, China and Colombia. Hosting remain the most effective means of finding loving parents for waiting children. More importantly, they raise awareness about the needs of orphaned children, and invite the children to experience the love of a host family. Another added benefit of hosting is the cross-cultural experience that the children and the host families gain, and the goodwill created between the two countries. Hosting a waiting child from overseas is a rewarding and enlightening experience for everyone involved. Please consider participating in our upcoming hosting opportunities. Contact rebecca@nightlight.org


If you reside in one of our home study service states and have already signed up to host with another organization, we can provide your mini-home study or psycho-social report. Our fee is $500. Below is a list of states & contacts:

California – Alice Llanos
714.693.5437 x122 alice@nightlight.org

Colorado – Carley Kaemingk
970.663.6799 x123 carley@nightlight.org

Florida – Olivia Duncan
407.628.9051 x226 olivia@nightlight.org

Georgia – Kayla Snow
706.750.9119 x182 kayla@nightlight.org

Indiana – Angela Simpson
502.423.5780 x176 angela@nightlight.org

Kentucky – Kara Long
859.263.9964 x118 kara.long@nightlight.org

Missouri – Lynn Main
636.7997.4100 x221 lynn@nightlight.org

Oklahoma – Loretta Gassid
918.491.6767 x104 loretta@nightlight.org

South Carolina – Amy Eudy
864.268.0570 x119 amy.eudy@nightlight.org

Texas – Rebecca Laurento
254.741.1633 x258 rebecca.laurento@nightlight.org


“Our process from start to finish was absolutely amazing!! The team was so supportive, helpful and thorough and we always felt like we were not only in good hands from a logistical standpoint but we had a team who was rooting for us and who was there for us 150%. We are an international family in a unique situation but the team did their homework and handled all our paperwork seamlessly. We feel so lucky to have found Nightlight and we will be eternally grateful to Renae, Natalie, Rhonda, Santiago and the rest of the team!” -Lentz Host-to-Adopt Family

“We have been extremely pleased with the support we have received as well as the overall kindness and helpfulness of everyone at Nightlight. Thank you for helping to bring our children home to us!”  -Mattox Host-to-Adopt Family

“Extremely satisfied. Well organized process. Specifically compared to other adoptive parents we met along the journey – we had an itinerary – they did not making the process like a black hole to them. From the start to the end of the process everyone has been friendly and patient with us.”  -Osorio Colombia Adoptive Family


Nightlight is currently partnering with Kidsave, a hosting organization, that is bringing waiting children and siblings ages 10+ from Colombia. Our staff has been working with Kidsave for over 15 years and has personal experience with hosting as well as the host-to-adopt process. In order to host, families are required to complete a mini home study, criminal clearance and a minimum of 10 hours of education. Some states may require a complete home study. We can provide your home study services if you reside in one of our 10 licensed states. Nightlight can be your Agency Service Provider, required in order to adopt after hosting, for residents in all 50 states.

Please contact Rebecca to find out how you can host this summer through Kidsave’s Summer/Winter Miracles program. To learn more about our Colombia adoption program, click here.

Congratulations to the U family! This adoptive family was reunited with the boy they hosted for their adoption process in Bogota! We are so happy P is now home in the US with his forever family!

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