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10-03-2006, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by EmptyNetter View Post
I know somebody who hosted a player. I think they'd rate the experience as a mixed bag. He was a polite kid but didn't contribute to the family -- ate a lot but didn't pitch in for groceries, was lazy about looking for a job (it's mandatory that players have one) and messy. Like adopting a 20-year old, basically.

Their oldest children (triplets) are only about 11 so it might have been easier for all involved if the age discrepancy wasn't so great.
I think it really depends on the player and the family. I have known players/famalies that are still really close to this day and the players call their ex host families just to talk or will take their host families out for dinner ect. I also know of players that have had to be moved because of "clashes" with the family.

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