"From the first Skype chat with my host family, I had some warm feelings. I was dreaming to be with them. When they asked me to come, I was on a 7th sky of happiness! Since I had joined them, I have NEVER been disappointed.
I think, you can feel that you are attached with your HF, only when you are attached with their children. They are a basis of your relations. I’m taking care of three kids: Madilyn (5 years) and twins Mitchell and David (2 years). When I can see boys with smiling faces, their rising hands to me, when they are saying my name and can put head on my shoulder; when Madi gives me a super strong huge hug, and a lot of kisses – something is going on inside me and there is no way to feel different than just love them!!!
Of course, it took some time to get used to each other; it’s not very easy to have a new person in your house and feel comfortable for 100%. But we worked together, we helped each other and we made it! It’s hard to say when I first felt that we are really close. It starts from the beginning and we are getting closer and closer every day!"
- Svitlana Romanenko, an Au Pair from Ukraine
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