We are one million families!
The percentages to the right show the native tongues of the largest language groups.
86% of our members have a very good command of English, they're either native speakers or speak English well enough to communicate with ease.
14% make frequent use of a dictionary but are keen to improve.
The number of family partnerships has grown steadily since we first went online in March 2009.
We experienced our most remarkable growth rates in 2016, peaking right after the Brexit referendum in June and again just after the US elections in November.
In October 2017 we reached the "one million kids mark". Dec 27th, 2018 we welcomed our one-millionth family.
A word regarding membership numbers: we aim to reach locals as well as expats. So far the statistics are somewhat misguiding since we still have a long way to go towards this balance; a good example are the United Arab Emirates: 94% of our members there are expats.
Overview of family size:
19,76% 1 child
52,81% 2 children
13,93% 3 children
10,70% 4 children
2,8% 5 or more children
Similar the situation in China, India or Brazil, so we particularly appreciate your help and advice on how we might connect better with the true locals too. Thanks in advance for your valued input !
Current waiting time for applications to be processed: six to eight weeks.