Hosting Programs with Ukraine

Update: Just a quick update. If you would like to host a child, please do click the link below to download an application. Keep in mind, at this moment we do not know what hosting will look like. Ukraine is not currently offering hosting visas but this could change at any time. We are praying and hopeful the situation will change and children will be allowed visas but we respect the Ukrainian government's decisions at this point as they are trying to keep children safe. I know many do not agree with that decision and we understand their concern but there are over 100,000 orphans in Ukraine and many people who would take advantage of that situation.

Part of your package is a home safety study and background checks. These two should be done first and then start working on all other documents. A folder will be created for your family as soon as the application is submitted and approved. You can start gathering everything you need. We will notify everyone who has signed up immediately when we know visas are available and we will provide an update to costs at that point and it will need to be paid immediately. We will not have a long period of time to get things done. I would plan on the normal hosting fee of around $3000 but it could be less depending on the paperwork that has to be completed and other factors. Thank you all for your willingness to host if it becomes possible!


We are super excited to announce our partnership with Host Children! Host Children has been hosting children from Ukraine in both summer and winter programs since 1999. Tatiana is very experienced and has all of the relationships in place both in the United States and Ukraine and has been utilizing them since her program inception. While the program is currently suspended due to the war in Ukraine, we continue to pray and hope that hosting will be allowed at some point in the future! We have posted the children's profiles through our site that will be available as soon as the program opens. You may request access to the folder where the children's profiles are stored by clicking here or navigating via the tab above. Attached below you will find the application to host a child through Simply Loved and Host Children. You may scan your completed application and email to bannergman@att.net for processing. (Note, the document will allow you to open as a Google Document but you will not be able to sign it and much of the formatting is lost, please print it as it is from PDF or save it to your computer and fill it out). The price for hosting will be around $3000 depending on airfare. You will be responsible for finding and paying for your own home safety visit (you can find a list of agencies here: https://directory.iaame.net/ords/iaame/r/asp-directory/search and be sure you ask for just a home safety visit, you do not need a full home study) and your background clearances. More information is available on their website. You can also email Greg Goddard, the program coordinator, at bannergman@att.net if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to updating profiles and getting you signed up to give a young boy or girl an experience they will never forget!

For more details about the program, click here!

hostchildren-summer-application.pdf