“In Colombia there are no children difficult to adopt, there are adults incapable of giving them a family.” Cristina Plazas (former ICBF Director).
Vacation abroad is a program for the social and family inclusion of children and adolescents with especial characteristics and needs (8 older than 8 years old and sibling groups), who have been declared in adoptability. Its main purpose is to contribute to the fundamental right of the children to grow up in a family.
The program identifies an American family who is interested in hosting a child/children during the vacation periods and it is aimed at the construction of an affective bond which will allow the hosting family to continue the relationship with the child/children, either by becoming adoptive family or Godparents.
During the time they are participating in the program, the children and adolescents, make new experiences, and enrich with a cultural exchange, thus strengthening their social and communication skills, enhancing their self-esteem and increasing the possibility of finding a permanent family through adoption.
For the program of Vacations Abroad, La Casa has partnerships with KidSave International (www.kidsave.org), Night Light Cristian Adoptions (www.nightlight.org), Lifeline Children Services (www.lifelinechild.org) and Madison Adoption
Since we started the program, 100 children have participated and 80 were adopted.