Kidsave Summer Miracles helps find families for older orphans, ages 10 to 13, who have little chance of being adopted in their own countries. Through a summer visit program international children ready for adoption are given the opportunity to meet and interact with prospective adoptive families.
Weekend Miracles is a new way of helping older kids in foster care. Because older kids “in the system” are hidden from view, they rarely meet people interested in helping them.
There are countless children in Colombia who have lost parents due to civil conflict and HIV/AIDS. While others are abandoned due to extreme poverty, parental drug abuse or arrest. Still others are left without homes and parental care after serving time as child combatants.
In Russia, every year approximately 130,000 children are registered as orphans due to death or abandonment by their parents, or because they have been removed from their homes for their own protection. While some are moved to the care of relatives, nearly 200,000 orphans are currently growing up without families in state institutions.
The Kidsave Sierra Leone Programme (KSLP) is Kidsave’s latest and most innovative project to give orphans permanent family care in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world. Approximately 57% of the population lives on less than $1 a day. Due to the Ebola outbreak the numbers of children who have lost their families has skyrocketed throughout the country. Having worked together over the last five years to find orphans permanent, loving family care within their communities, the needs of these Ebola orphans and their adoptive and perspective families has never been as urgent as it is right now.