~What is the cost? Staying at the hospitality house is free. This is a ministry and a way to help families that are already taking on a huge financial burden by traveling to Ukraine and it is a privilege to be able to offer this assistance.
~How can I reserve dates? I will only be able confirm that the apartment will be available when a family sends me their actual SDA appointment. Families can email me when they think they hope to be coming, but I won't be able to guarantee a place to stay until a family has received their SDA appointment date and emails me those details. Staying at the apartment on the way out of the country will also be difficult to pre-arrange as the date of out-bound travel is never certain. Families wanting to stay on the way out will also just have to email a couple days in advance to see if there is availability.
~What else do we need to do? I am asking that families email me a copy of their SDA referral letter, just to confirm the authenticity of the appointment and that I know the family is really coming to adopt children! :) I want to be hospitable.....but only for adoptive families at this point! :)
~How long can we stay? Typically most families arrive 1-2 days prior to their SDA appointment and then travel the day after their SDA appointment-- so I am anticipating most families needing housing for 3-4 nights. This can be extended as needed, and if there is availability. I am trying to avoid doing 'long term' stays for families adopting in Kiev region unless availability allows.