Child and Family Matching Process

Child and Family Matching Considerations

Facilitating a “match” for a prospective host child and hosting family that ensures the best
outcomes for all involved is a complex process. The history, needs, restrictions and preferences
of both the hosting family and the perspective host child is carefully considered by all involved
in the matching process. The primary contributors to this process are the host family, the child
in consideration and the data that they provide. Frontier Horizon takes no position on the data
provided, but rather simply include it in the process of matching in accordance with the stated
requests of the parties involved and the policies and procedures of the government agencies
with which we partner. These restrictions, needs and preferences may include but are not
limited to the following:
– Trauma history
– Age
– Single children or sibling set preference and/or tolerance
– Physical or developmental delays
– Family constitution – single, married, number of children, etc.
– Sexual identity and/or orientation
– Bilingual competency
– Pets in the home
– Race & ethnicity
– Rural or urban residency

The final decision regarding matching is not a value judgement on the host family or the child.
Every child deserves a home, and every compassionate heart is to be commended for their
consideration of opening their home to a needy child. We understand the sensitivity of these
considerations and do our best to handle them with wisdom and care.

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