Families will be asked to meet with a social worker and undergo criminal and child abuse record checks.

Before the children arrive, families are required to attend a host family preparation session. The session will include hosting recommendations by professionals who work with post-institutionalized children, as well as families who have hosted older children.

Families will be given a Profile of the Older Post-Institutionalized Child, a Child Talk language guide, and a recommended reading list.

While the children are here, families have access to a social worker and are paired with a "buddy" to help them with should questions arise.