Sharing from behind the scenes here at AuPair Mom —
I often get emails like the one below from either AuPairs or Host Parents hoping to help someone make a rematch quickly.
As we all know, au pairs have only two weeks or so to find a new host family before they get ‘sent home’ by their agencies. Sometimes even the most terrific au pairs get sent home because the supply and demand of rematch families is so unpredictable.
Yesterday, I was contacted by an Au Pair who is in re-match and desperately looking for host family.
She is with APIA and living in the Northeast for a month. She comes from a country where there is much civil unrest, and she has lots of promising qualities.
I would like to help her to find host family , because otherwise she will be send back to her home country where things are dangerous.
Is there any way we can advertise her with aupairmoms or is it against site policy?
What should au pairs do to maximize their chances of finding a new family fast?
I don’t think I want to add re-matching to ways we use the blog…. Beyond listing oneself on websites like Best AuPair, or hassling ones Local Counselor, what else can au pairs do?