Welcome to the Hylton Family

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My wife, Nancy and I , Dale seem to keep our home here in Seattle, Washington full whether it is our own children or our exchange daughters and sons.

This is the current family picture.

Here is The 2014 Christmas Letter for our friends.


Stefanie - Annie - Rick


A good church friend, Christine Sargent, introduced us to YFU when we met her exchange students many years ago. Thinking our lives were already " too busy ", we never accepted her suggestions to have an exchange student. When the call came from Chris that Karina needed a home in January 1989, we had an empty bedroom available, ready for Ricky (but no Ricky!) Our family did not think twice about accepting this young woman into our home 2 days later and our adventure with YFU and teenagers from around the world began.

An extra teenager in the house was not so much more work! With Chris as our Area Rep., the journey has been delightful for Dale and me. We have really become "addicted" to teens! We have had the amazing privilege of meeting the parents of all but Sarah, Humberto and Ayumi.

Each of our exchange daughters and sons has met another of the exchange kids; Karina met Ulrike when she returned to visit with her Dad, Sanna met Humberto and Ulrike when she returned to Seattle on 2 occasions, Ulrike and her family met Tanya as she was arriving from Russia and their plane was leaving for Germany, and of course Ayumi and Tia, and Sarah and Ivan have lived together.

Ulrike also met Ivan and Sarah when she returned to Seattle for 2 months to work with the Greenway Project. Mila met Ulrike in Brasil when Ulrike was there on vacation. Likewise, Mila has had the opportunity to meet Ulrike's parents when she joined us for a vacation in Germany. Marlene went home via a trip with us to Europe. She was able to meet Mette and Ulrike. Annelies and Sanna met the summer of 1999 when Sanna, her mother and her brother paid us a visit. Valentina met Tanya in the summer of 2007 when Tanya, her son Gene, & her mother paid us a visit.

Over time, and after 24 sons/daughters, the combinations are endless. So many of our kids have returned home for a short stay. Thus I cannot list all the meetings. It is wonderfull that they are able to meet their other sisters or brothers.

The Mother's Gathering

One of our traditions is to take a family picture each year. Most were taken just before Christmas. Each picure is proudly displayed in the hall of our home. The Family Slideshow can be found here

Listed below is more information on our wonderful kids. Just "click" on their name to go over to their page. We would do it again only this time sooner!


         Sarah Coop - July, 1995 to Jan, 1996


         Phyllis Noester  - Jan, 2012 - Feb, 2012


         Mohammad (Mustu)Islam - Aug, 2007 - June, 2008


         Annelies Traen  - Aug, 1998 to July, 1999 


         Karina Cabral - Jan, 1989 to June, 1989
         Mila D'Almeida - Aug, 1992 to July, 1993


         Valentina Nez - Aug, 2006 to July, 2007


         Mette Lundberg - Aug, 1996 to July, 1997 


         Sanna  - Aug, 1989 to July, 1990

         Tia Lapinjoki - Aug, 1994 to July, 1995


         Ulrike Schmid - Aug, 1991 to July, 1992
         Isabelle von Bremen - Aug, 1999 to July, 2000
         Amrei Schillinger - Jan 2001 to July, 2001


         Rosemond Salia - Aug, 2003 to June, 2004


         Ayumi Morashita - Jan, 1995 to June, 1995


         Tanya Rodionova - Aug, 1993 to July, 1994


         Ivan Bosela - Aug, 1995 to July, 1996


         Malin Ericson - Sept, 2004 to June, 2005


         Marlene Bloechliger - Aug, 1997 to July, 1998
         Aline Fassbind - Aug, 2010 to July, 2011


         Eve Jaikhan – Aug, 2000 to July 2001
         Natcharee (Music) Homchan – Aug, 2005 to June, 2006


         Kirsten Eyssink - Aug, 2002 to July, 2003


         Humberto Colmenares - Aug, 1990 to July, 1991

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The Hylton Cams

I have two cams. The backyard cam belongs to my friend, Tom, who is kind enough to let me use it.

Youth For Understanding (YFU)

YFU has a nice WWW page explaining their program.

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