Family & Youth Initiative (DCFYI) host parents change the lives of children in foster care.
Host parents are matched with a teen waiting for an adoptive family. The teens spends a series of weekends with the host parent/s. Host parents help teens meet other adults to widen the circles of people who know the teen and his or her desire to be adopted. Host parents give teens support and encouragement they wouldn't otherwise have and help them prepare to be secure independent adults.
Being a host parent is a great opportunity for anyone considering older child adoption to get to know children in foster care (and other adoptive families).
Family & Youth Initiative offers:
Family & Youth Initiative host parents:
We work with children 12 to 21 who are in DC foster care and waiting for adoptive families.
We make "natural matches" between host parents and teens. Adults and teens get to know each other at DCFYI monthly events. We make hosting marches based on the relationships that form at the events and with the express interest of both adult and teen.
For more information, please visit our website [www.dcfyi.org]. You an also contact us by phone [202-863-0975] or email [firstname.lastname@example.org].