Our Mission

Why choose LFHO

We change the future by changing the lives of children. Children are our future leaders and when they are nurtured and loved, they learn compassion, empathy, generosity and kindness. Children absorb lessons through the experiences they’ve lived, rather than by what they read in a book. Which is why our mission is simple: to love an orphan. We do this by arranging life-changing experiences with loving host families in the United States. And in our experience, often the host families get as much or more from the experience as the child.

Living in an orphanage is an emotionally challenging life. By offering them a respite from the mundane with an exciting trip to America, and then to feel the love of an actual family, well, words aren’t sufficient to express what it means and does for a child. And you have the power to effect that change. By opening your home, heart and arms to a child or children, you can demonstrate to them the power of love and that they are special.

We provide training for our host families, so they know what to expect, and make sure our coaches are accessible, as well as making our chaperones available to the children. All volunteers are experienced host families and/or adoptive families, who freely give of their time to help host families to connect with their host children.

From all of us at Loving Families & Homes for Orphans, we thank you for considering making a difference in the life of a child from Ukraine. Every child deserves a loving family, and who knows, you may fall in love.


Each host family is provided with an experienced coach so they can resolve any issues and learn more about the child and how they should conduct themselves during the host session. These coaches are usually parents who have adopted children from Ukraine.


The host family is also provided with hard copy and online material for reference. The host parents are required to read three books that cover training and strategies regarding ‘connective parenting’ techniques.


Our coaches and chaperones are fluent in the native language, which helps host families understand how to communicate with the child.