Dallas host families needed for Colombian angels

Dillon International Hosts Free Interest Meetings in Dallas May 30 and June 10


DALLAS—Seven Colombian orphans will make the trip of a lifetime as they travel to Dallas for a three-week visit with American host families this December.

The Angels from Abroad program provides older children a chance to learn about American culture, share their Colombian culture, and experience living in a family. It also helps raise awareness about the need for adopting older children and children who are part of a sibling group, said Denise Schoborg, director of Dillon International’s Colombia program.

“Every night in Colombia, approximately 60,000 children in the care of the country’s child protection system fall asleep uncertain of what the future holds for their lives. Sadly, adoption for most of these children will never come true in their birth country where the majority of adoptions involve young, healthy children,” Schoborg said.

“We have the opportunity to change these children’s lives dramatically through adoption,”Schoborg added. “Every child deserves to know the love of a family.”

The children who will be visiting through the Angels from Abroad program are ages 8 to 15, and include a sibling group of two and a sibling group of three children.

Host families are still needed for the program. Interested families can attend free meetings May 30 and June 10 at the Dillon International office/Buckner Children and Family Services Campus in Dallas.

WHAT: Free Interest Meetings for Angels from Abroad Program Host Families
WHEN: Thursday, May 30 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. and Monday, June 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Buckner Children and Family Services campus (Calabria Building/Training Room), 5200 S. Buckner Blvd., in Dallas
RSVP: To attend, families can contact Program Coordinator Anyra Cano at anyra@dillonadopt.com.

Dillon International is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., and affiliated with Dallas-based Buckner International. Founded in 1972, the licensed, non-profit agency offers adoption services in Colombia, China, Korea, Haiti, India, Hong Kong and Ghana, with programs in Ethiopia and Honduras available through its affiliation with Buckner.

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