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  • We’ve all heard that it takes a village to raise a child. What often isn’t said, however, is that it takes a village of the right people. After going through trials no child should face, older children living in foster care and orphanages need the backing of adults who will be there for them and […]

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  • December 2014. It’s a brisk Saturday morning. Laughter and excited exclamations of “It’s so good to see you again!” fill the room at Kidsave’s Weekend Miracles holiday party. Matthew excitedly awaits his turn to play video games with other kids while his sister Linda, who is 17, navigates the festivities on crutches. Nancy and Heather, […]

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  • Congratulations to Steven and Marcos whose adoption was finalized on November 20, 2015 on National Adoption Day!   Steven had been interested in adopting a child since 2008, but several events delayed his journey until 2013. Meanwhile, after cycling through several foster homes, Marcos joined Kidsave’s Los Angeles Weekend Miracles program. The pair met at […]

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  • Dear Friends, Thank you for all the ways you’ve advocated for and allied with Kidsave in 2015. Our ability to find mentors, hosts, and adoptive families for Kidsave Kids is largely due to your continued support. This past Saturday, at our last Weekend Miracles event of 2015, I was reminded of the profound effects of […]

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  • The Kidsave booth was humming last Saturday at the Adoption fair in downtown Washington, D.C.  For four hours, people exploring adoption, hosting and mentoring had engaging conversations with a number of organizations including Kidsave. Staffing the Kidsave table were Maureen Ross and her two adopted daughters, Kandy and Matsue, Kim Christ, and Susie Hoffman – […]

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  • Kidsave has a new webpage where you can upload your contact list, create an email, and ask your friends to give to help a child find a family. Imagine giving a holiday update, sharing family photos, and raising money so that a child who has no family or loving network this year has one by […]

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  •   It’s Giving Tuesday… the beginning of Kidsave’s Holiday and Year-End Giving Campaign!   Thanks to George and Kathryn Hicker, all unrestricted donations through 12/31 up to $100,000 will be matched! Please help us exceed this match — and help improve the lives of children without parents by helping them find families and lifelong connections […]

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  • The following are excerpts from a Huffington Post article titled, This Incredible Couple Invites Foster Youth Over Thanksgiving by James Michael Nichols — Each Thanksgiving, Alex and Gregg welcome about 60 guests to their feast. It is tradition that they guest list includes their closest friends and relatives. But the majority of their Thanksgiving feast […]

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  •   Before we gather with our families and dearest friends to celebrate all we have to be grateful for, we want to thank you for supporting Kidsave.   We are grateful for your gifts of time and money and your continued support helping us seek permanent families and lasting relationships for older orphans and foster […]

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  • Today is National Adoption Day! Kidsave salutes all the parents and children who became families through adoption over the past year and the children who still need them. Take 5 minutes today to make National Adoption Day personal by considering hosting a child who needs a family.   Give a meaningful gift – contribute to […]

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  •   I grew up with three sisters, two parents and at least three animals at any given time, on a tree-lined suburb of Milwaukee called Elm Grove in the 1960s and 70s. This was a special time and place, and my parents were a great and steady team — very selfless, and full of love […]

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  • At Kidsave, we are proud to have played a part in helping Russia advance it’s National Child Welfare Strategy, which in the last two years has resulted in moving 40,000 children out of institutions and into family-based care. Our meetings went well and once again, I am struck by the fact that beneath the political […]

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  • On November 14, 2015, Kidsave took part in the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services’ event called Share Your Heart LA. The goal of the event was to recruit foster, adopt and weekend host families for LA County foster youth. The event was held at Pasadena City College. Clay, a former foster youth, and her host LaRhonda […]

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  • Kidsave is pleased to see that gay and lesbian adoptions are now legal in Colombia. This landmark decision could mean hope for many more Colombian orphans.  Kidsave will keep our followers apprised of this decision’s impact in hosting for 2016. Colombia lifts same-sex adoption limits (BBC)    

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  • READ FULL STORY ON HUFFINGTONPOST.COM During November’s National Adoption Month, a Teddy Bear Reminds Me of All the Children Stuck in Orphanages Around the World Our Moldovan boy’s Teddy Bear surfaces periodically. This week I found it lying on the playroom floor among our daughters’ dress up costumes. Years ago, my husband, Mark, and I […]

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  • Interview with Gerald and Mary Hubbard When and where did you host the first Hubbard Wine Tasting? — What made you do it? Our first “official” Kidsave Wine Tasting was in 2013. It was just a few months before we were scheduled to travel to Colombia to pick up our daughter, Dayana, whom we had met the […]

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  • by Terry Baugh and Randi Thompson, Kidsave Co-Founders Dear Friends, Thank you all so much for attending Kidsave’s Miracles Gala Tuesday night.  We hope you had fun, found it to be an inspiring program and left knowing that you made a difference in the lives of children who have no parents. Kidsave’s Gala is our […]

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  • On October 28th, Kidsave Weekend Miracles program received the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) seal. This is a recognition for being a leader in supporting and serving LGBT youth and families in 2015. Thank you, HRC, and we are proud/honored to receive the seal!  

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  • by Tatiana Stafford and Anna Kochineva, Kidsave Russia When she graduated from college, Tanya found herself on the streets without shelter and money. After lots of negotiations with the district administration office, she was included in the list of orphans to get an apartment. Social workers helped her restore her bank account. Everything seemed to […]

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  • by Randi Thompson and Terry Baugh, Kidsave Co-Founders Eighteen years ago today a paper was filed with the District of Columbia that set our intention to build Kidsave – an organization that would fight to move children out of orphanages and uncommitted foster placements and into permanent families.  Our commitment is government change so that […]

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  • READ ORIGINAL STORY ON LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS WEBSITE If you’ve ever thought about opening your home to an abused and neglected child for either a temporary or permanent stay, county child welfare officials want you to attend a meeting Saturday in Van Nuys. An “urgent need” for foster and adoptive parents in the San […]

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  • VISIT PEOPLE.COM FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE AND VIDEO Two Moms Create Unique Way to Find Adoptive Families for Older Orphans and Foster Kids When communications executive Randi Thompson embarked on a work trip in 1993 to Kazahkstan, she visited an orphanage for kids ages 7 to 15, and saw sights that continue to haunt her today. […]

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  • Oct 25th is Election Day in Colombia! It is a crucial opportunity in guaranteeing rights of children in Colombia.   This vote has a unique power to take care of Colombian children. Kidsave Colombia, as part of the 24-member alliance – The Alliance for Colombian Children – is promoting the “Vote for Children” campaign. The […]

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  • Fifteen-year-old Elijah is very excited that he is a cadet for the JROTC.   Part of the Kidsave Weekend Miracles program in Los Angeles, Elijah’s enthusiasm was apparent when he arrived at a weekend bowling event in his full uniform. He is also well-versed with correct JROTC protocol and even taught us the importance of […]

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  • by Raisa, 2005 Summer Miracles Kid I came to the United States through the Summer Miracles program in 2005 — it was like a dream. When I was told by the orphanage principal that I would be going to the U.S. for a summer visit, on what I thought was a normal day at my […]

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  • Come join the community in raising funds to meet our $20,000 goal for a great cause – finding adoptive families and permanent connections for older foster youth. This is a great chance to meet and hike with the kids at the Kidsave Hike For Foster Youth. All funds raised will go towards supporting Kidsave’s programs […]

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  • by Mary Carol Skaggs, Kidsave Host Mom and Adoptive Parent I’d heard of hosting before, many years ago when our children were little. A woman stood up in our church and announced that she would be bringing a teen into her home from Russia, and she was asking for prayers and donations to give this girl […]

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  • Click for original article on ‘Next Act for Women’   Finding Adoptive Families for Older Children: Terry’s Story A visit to a Russian orphanage to adopt her first child spurred Terry into action. With her friend Randi, she launched Kidsave, a nonprofit to help older, often forgotten orphans and foster children find families and mentors. […]

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  • The Kidsave Colombia Foundation has entered into an agreement with the Colombian Ministry that supports orphaned, abused and neglected children to find find families for 496 children in five cities. Under exciting new leadership The Instituto Colombiano Bienestar Familial (ICBF) is setting aggressive goals to move children into families in Colombia.  Kidsave Colombia Foundation staff […]

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  • It is with great excitement that the Kidsave Sierra Leone Program reports the arrival and deployment of our newest and largest team member.   While still lacking a proper nickname, the new team member is always ready to travel and geared for service. Weighing in at an impressive three tons and always willing to carry […]

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