At Au Pair International, our goal is always to provide our host families with great au pairs. Nothing makes us happier than to hear about how well an au pair assimilates into his/her host family, engages with the children, and actively participates in the cultural exchange aspect of the program. If you are still trying to decide whether hosting an au pair is right for your family, read below to hear the success stories from some of our current and past host families.

We welcomed Cody in our family on June 1, 2016. She arrived from Australia where she grew up on a farm in the countryside with her Mum and animals, and had worked with children from 6-months to 5 years old for a few years. She came over to take care of our 18 months old daughter at the time and soon...

The Ferre Family - Washington

A large part of the draw for us to having an au pair, is the cultural aspect. Anna has shared with us several traditions and customs from Germany, including St. Nicholas Day leaving gifts in our shoes, German chocolate, and calling us baby making experts with having one boy and one girl child. Annaâ...

The Wallace Family - Maine

Cristi has been a complete blessing to our family ever since she stepped foot on Hawaiian soil. Immediately we noticed how warm and loving she was. As a family who has had a lot of Au Pairs, she has demonstrated her mission during this time frame is to truly care for children and to provide a safe, ...

The Oka Family - Hawaii

Nine months ago my 14 year old son came home after meeting the neighbor’s au pair and said to me “Mom we need an au pair”. At that time I had left my professional career for two years to focus on the care and needs of my five children. I had spent a year trying to overcome some health challeng...

The Tanner Family - North Dakota

Laura quickly became an integral part of our family, both professionally and personally, upon her arrival. Her professionalism has been unquestionably top-notch, reflecting her demeanor, approach, and fined-tuned application of previous experience. She has not once given us reason to question whethe...

The Jones Family - Connecticut

The most important factor overall of Rina’s time with us as an au pair is her integration with our family. She has had the opportunity to meet nearly all of our extended family and it is heartwarming to hear her call them Aunt, Uncle, Grandma, etc. Perhaps the most heartwarming of all is when we l...

The Oblack Family - Oregon

From our first contact with Sophie, we knew she was the perfect person to join our family. She has an overwhelming enthusiasm to experience all of the joys in life, including caring for children, traveling the US and making the most of her time here. Sophie has been to more states than I have and al...

The Spitale Family - Pennsylvania

Through compassion, determination, empathy, intellect, optimism, and genuine love, Iana has become our center core. She has been the foundation and the glue that has kept our family anchored since the day she greeted us at the airport. We had no idea what we were doing as new parents in a new city, ...

The Dix Family - California

We first met Stefhany when we picked her up from the train station in Seattle after several days of her traveling across the country from her first API year host city of Chicago. She chose to take the train instead of fly, so she could see more of the landscape of our country during the almost cross...

The Thomas Family - Washington

Martin has been an exceptional au pair, and we've had au pairs since our son was 4 months old. My son is now 8 years old. Martin came here with an immense amount of enthusiasm. The first week was hard on my son as he missed his old au pair, and my son pushed back and challenged him a few times. When...

The Taylor Family - Maryland

[Marina] is such a pleasure to be around and to work with in taking care of our precious boys. The most amazing development has been the extraordinary love that she has for our youngest boy. He was born after she joined our family and so from day 1 she was there to help take care of him and watch h...

The Rementelas Family - Maryland

Takayo is an amazing person. Always cheerful --even in the face of teen angst and tween stubbornness –her very presence makes our days that much brighter. One expects that an au pair should be careful and diligent, but she is so much more. She works each day with our son on his Japanese, helping h...

The Robinson Family - California

Nadia is our fourth au pair, all through Au Pair International.

We knew from the moment we picked Nadia up from the airport back in April, that we would have a terrific year together.  The same warmth that we picked up o...

The Dowd Family - Vermont

I often find myself telling fellow professional working moms that “every family needs a Lucie.”Our Lucie has not only contributed immensely to the raising of our three children under three – a three year old and twin newborn babies – but she has also become an integral part of our family. Wh...

The Talebi Family - Virginia

Recently my five-year old daughter confided in me that she had a nightmare. I dreamed Yuki will be going back to Japan she said. [Our daighter's] nightmare speaks to the job our Au Pair Yuki has done with our children and the impression she has had on our family. Yuki has been with our family for a...

The Dyer Family - New Jersey

What a wonderful and fulfilling adventure we have been on as a family. That is what Olivia is to us...family. Olivia arrived in the United States on May 18th bags in tow and many souvenirs for us from France! How much courage does that take to travel half way across the globe to meet a family you ha...

The Fernandez Family - Arizona

Lea is an all-around fantastic au pair. She has been with our family since June 2016, and we are already dreading the day when she returns home to Germany next summer. We have two wonderful and lively children, ages 4 and 2. While both children love Lea, each child is very different. Lea has develop...

The Fuhr Family - Washington D.C.

Lucia has been with our family for the past 6 months and she has because a member of our household. After completing medical school in Argentina before beginning her advanced training in become an Obstetrician she decided to apply to become an Au Pair and we are very glad she did! Having not had an ...

The Kurylo Family - California

Taty has been a wonderful addition to our family. She is great with our girls. They both love her. When I work from home I hear them laughing together and playing. My baby is always happy to see her and my four year old mama's girl only wants Taty to do her hair now. As a mom, I most appreciate how ...

The Funez Family - Colorado

[Yevgeniya] helped us transition from a family of three to a family of four. As a family with two working parents, trusting your childcare giver ranks highest in parental concerns. With Eugenia, there is never a concern that our children are properly looked after while we are at work.
The rel...

The Archambault Family - New York

Bex has only been with us 5 months, but she fits us like a glove. Christmas was a special event this year because she had never had a white Christmas before with snow and Utah didn’t disappoint. She made traditional Christmas pudding from her Grandmother’s recipe and it was accla...

The Eden-Bakke Family - Utah

We are a perfect match and we are beyond elated that Ayumi wants to stay with our family for a second year. The girls see Ayumi as a family member and my husband and I love showing Ayumi around and taking her to different restaurants or experiences because she is always so excited, grateful and happ...

The Lin Family - California

We feel fortunate as parents to have Angeliki in our family, especially in our busy lives when being away from home and the children during the day can often be very stressful. She makes our life easier, giving us the confidence that our kids are safe, in good hands and with the right direction. She...

The Kotronis Family - New York

Before having an au pair, I was nervous about the idea of having another person come live with us. Valentina’s warmth and participation as a member of our family has convinced me that having an au pair is the best balance between having a babysitter and having family care for our children.
The Bertoli Family - Massachusetts

Although I am a stay-at-home mom, I also care for my parents who live nearby. They do not speak English well and have many health issues. My husband leaves for work early in the morning before the kids wake up and comes home near their bedtime. So between caring for the kids and my parents, I knew I...

The Kwok Family - California

If I could describe Katherine in one word, the word would be blessing.

From our initial calls on Skype we knew Katherine was an exceptional person who was confident, kind, caring and thoughtful, but it wasn’t until she was in our home that we found out her joy and enthusiasm would b...

The Ferrer Family - Hawaii

When Camille joined our family, I was knee deep in clinical rotations while I worked on my Master’s degree in physician assistant studies and my husband worked a demanding job requiring frequent international travel. During this chaotic time, Camille provided our daughter with consistency and stab...

The Sperlich Family - Texas

We have had Aupairs in our family for the past 6 years and Jenyffer (Jen) is by far THE BEST! She joined our family in August 2016 and she has been a God send ever since. Jen is a teacher (certified), but also a teacher of life lessons for both the children and the adults in our family. She is patie...

The Arendale Family - Colorado

Ikue gave us the confidence to host many more Au Pairs in the future, and we are so grateful that we could share our lives together with her. She will be greatly missed when she moves on to next phase of her life.
The Kanagy Family - California

Louis came to us when I was looking to balance masculine roles in my son’s life, with the abundance of feminine energy he gets from his inner circle; me, his grandmother, his teachers… More than just a chauffeur, a chef, a caretaker…Louis is a role model. From him, my son Jaxon will learn how ...

The Chalmers Family - California