HopeHouse International® exists so that Orphans can become adopted by helping Christian couples in Eastern Europe with adequate housing, thus making them eligible by their Government to adopt three or more children.
According to Human Rights Watch, statistics show that before orphans in Ukraine reach the age of 21:
70% will be homeless and unemployed
20% will have criminal records
10% will commit suicide
= 100% NO HOPE
1. Selection of Parents
Parents being considered as HopeHouse International® candidates must be recommended by local pastors, live a lifestyle based on Christian beliefs and principles, and demonstrate a passion for orphaned children.
2. Qualifying Process
Parental candidates must successfully complete a stringent HopeHouse International® interview and background process including all government background checks on financial, medical, and criminal records verifications. All candidates are subject to Board of Directors’ approval. (Two months)
3. Adoption of Three or More Children
Parents must adopt three or more orphaned children to keep sibling groups together. (Minimum six months)
4. Providing a Home
HopeHouse International® provides a home upon assessment of best available and affordable option. This includes home purchase, renovation, or building. (Minimum six months)
5. Parent Training
Soul-Care™ Therapeutic Curriculum trains HopeHouse Parents understand the trauma experienced by their children in the orphanage and then how to use tangible, concrete methods that will equip children/teens/young adults to create healthy, emotional attachments.
Parental accountability comes from the Government Adoption Center who performs follow-up visits and holds the parents accountable to provide for the children. HopeHouse International® maintains a relationship with the families and pastors in order to report the children’s progress to HopeHouse International® Partners and Sponsors.