Placing a Student with a Family – Placed Without Papers Status (PWP)
When a family commits to hosting a particular student, a PWP request should be entered. The family name and school name must be entered with the request. Visit the Recording Placement Requests section to learn more. The PWP request may not be accepted or processed until all needed approvals are received. See the section on Getting Special Approvals for more information. If additional approval is needed before accepting the PWP request, such as school or nontraditional approval, a detailed note should be added to the “Comments” box here:
If a Team wants to place a student who is on Hold for another Team, they may enter a PWP request, but it will not be honored until their place in the queue arrives.
Once a family is fully screened, Hosting Operations staff will assign the student a Family Placement Confirm (FPC) status, and the host family application will be transferred to the partner country to share with the student, and the host family will receive an email with instructions for accessing the student's contact information.
Please see the Hosting Application Distribution Process for more details about placing students.