Our Requirements

Time Requirements

Requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the preferred departure date in order to allow for enough time to process the request. Requests not submitted with enough notice may not be able to be fulfilled.

Age Requirements

CFOH provides services to children between birth and their 18th birthday.

The child’s travel companion (preferably the child’s legal guardian) must be 18 or older.

Medical Need

Children’s Flight of Hope works directly with the destination or referring physician to obtain medical approval for travel. The child’s treatment being sought must save, prolong, or enable a better quality of life for the child. Flights will not be booked unless the child has a confirmed appointment.

Financial Need

Children’s Flight of Hope is able to assist families when the cost of air transportation will prohibit travel or place a significant financial hardship on the family. Financial verification can be acquired through proof of government subsidy for the child or family or through a social worker or other relevant professional completing and returning a Children’s Flight of Hope financial verification form.

Service Area

Children’s Flight of Hope serves families who live in and are traveling to medical facilities within the United States. Through our partnership with American Airlines, CFOH is able to provide international flights to children needing medical treatment in the United States or Canada who have been referred by partnering organizations.


Questions? We’re here to help. Call our flight line: 919.466.8593 and select Option 2, or email missions@cfoh.org.