November is National Adoption Awareness Month and many adoptive
families find the au pair program to be the perfect type of
childcare for their families for many reasons: consistency in
care, an opportunity to introduce birth culture and language, and
a way to honor a commitment to being a multi-cultural family!
From Au Pair Answer Mom:Many adoptive families have found theau
pair programto be the right choice for them. There are lots of
benefits to hosting an au pair that make it a great childcare
option for families in general but also particularly appealing
for adoptive families.
First is simply the extra pair of hands that an au pair provides.
You can come home after work to find the kids fed, their rooms
clean and their laundry done. All you have left to do, is spend
quality time with them. And if you are a single parent, or an
older parent, this may be even more important to you.
The au pair program also allows children to be cared for in the
calm, loving, supportive environment of their own home. Children
who are adopted have not always grown up with a consistent,
nurturing environment and as they adapt to a new family and a new
culture, their own home is often the most secure place to do
that. The sometimes chaotic environment of a day care center can
Families who have adopted internationally often consider hosting
an au pair from the country or culture of their adoptive child.
This can be a great opportunity to further incorporate the
language and culture of your child's birth country into your
family. Some adoptive families, mainly with older children,
arrange to welcome an au pair from their child's birth country
before the child comes home to have someone there who speaks
their native language and can help with the transition to
Since some adoptive children have special needs, you might find
that hosting an au pair with special needs experience is a great
way to have the extra help. And an au pair can not only provide
the attention they need at home, but also help with some of the
driving that might be required for therapy and other
Also, we find that families with boys or single moms find male au
pairs to be a great option. With families now adopting more boys,
that might be something for you to consider.
Let us know if you would like to talk to other adoptive families
who have welcomed an au pair into their home.
Go Au Pair is one of the original Au Pair Program sponsors
designated by the department of State in 1989.There are Go Au
Pair representatives in over 50 countries on six different
continents and in more than 100 American cities. Their company
headquarters is in Salt Lake City, Utah.
For more information on how to host an au pair, please contact me
at: Marta Pena 617-312-6880begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE
Adoption Services International unites loving US families with
Ukrainian children. We provide a unique combination of
professional, individualized, quality service (including a
maximum guaranteed adoption fee), personal adoption experience,
affordable local cost and 20 years Ukrainian experience.
If you or someone you love would like to expand your family,
provide a permanent home for a needy orphaned child, welcome a
sibling for an existing child or discover an alternative for
infertility treatments - contact us to learn more about Ukrainian
adoption, Adoption Services International can help.
The Ukrainian Adoption Process: Informational Meeting
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:00-8:00PM
Location: Wellness Rocks: 133 Rupell Road, Clinton, New Jersey