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  • Luda, 16, is a quiet young lady with a warm smile. She and her older sister live in an orphanage in Moscow.   Luda wants to become a floral designer because she wants to bring beauty into people’s lives. She was given an opportunity to explore her interest through Kidsave Russia.   While most organizations […]

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  • Children returning home after two years wore sad faces as the memory of losing their parents to Ebola overwhelmed them.   Yet aunts and grannies wept for joy as they welcomed the children home. Most believed the children were gone for good – never knowing they were only a few hours away.   It’s a […]

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  • Pictured above: Maria and Humberto are Super Amigos. They love to cook pizza. They teamed up to participate in the Super Amigos Cooking Academy in October 2016. Remember these numbers: 263 children found a Super Amigo in 2016!   Adoption of older kids is far less common in Colombia than in the United States. But […]

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  • One of our very first Summer Miracles families from 1999, Joanne and Jeff Garb (far left), hosted Melissa (the redhead) from Kazakhstan and decided to adopt her. Before traveling, then found out Melissa had two sisters, Ana and Lena, so the Garbs adopted them too. But it didn’t stop there. Then they learned of two […]

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  • Kidsave would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who supported the 2016 Kidsave Reverse Raffle!! Not only was this a fun way to support Kidsave – but it was successful in raising over $40,000 for Kidsave’s programs!!   We sold a total of 591 out of 600 tickets and we had lots […]

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  • LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) DECEMBER 13, 2016 Kidsave International, a leading non-profit advocate for permanent families and supportive connections for older orphans and foster youth, announced today that Dave Gulezian, President and CEO of Viscira, has been elected to the Kidsave Board of Trustees. “We are thrilled to have Dave as part of our team, […]

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  • Don’t let Senator Burr block foster care reform!   The House has passed the Families First Prevention Services Act. Senator Burr is blocking it. Don’t let this happen. Please help make it easier for children in US foster care to find families by signing this petition today.   Click here to share this petition on […]

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  • Brandi Moore shares her moving story at the Kidsave 2016 Fall Benefit Brunch My name is Brandi Moore and I grew up in the Foster Care System in Los Angeles. I was taken away from my mother at the age of 9 due to an unstable home filled with emotional and physical abuse. I remember […]

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  • Noelle Scaggs of Fitz & The Tantrums helped our Kidsave family grow this past weekend. On October 22nd, Noelle Scaggs of Fitz & The Tantrums invited friends and family to an incredible private brunch to raise awareness for Kidsave’s mission to connect older children growing up in orphanages and foster care to families. Noelle first […]

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  • Thank you Wide Horizons for Children for sharing a heartwarming Kidsave adoption story.  

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  • During Kidsave Weekend Miracles’ advocacy event in September, I was fortunate to speak with Paul Nielson and Paul King about their experience with Kidsave. The couple from Los Angeles got involved with Kidsave after hearing about the organization from a radio advertisement. They have always enjoyed the presence of children in their lives, and since […]

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  • Kidsave expands in Sierra Leone with the launch of a new program with local partner and implementer of Kidsave Family Visit Model, Foundation for Integrated Development Sierra Leone (FID/SL). On October 7, 2016, FID and Kidsave launched the program at the Pujehun District Local Council Hall. 35 stakeholders including local child protection agencies, traditional leaders, […]

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  • Bobbette Willis and Charles Bradley joined Kidsave along with their team of social workers at the September Weekend Miracles event in Los Angeles (find out when the next event is here). After first hearing Kidsave VP and Director of Family Visit Programs, Lauren Reicher-Gordon talk about the Weekend Miracles program at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) […]

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  • Kostya and his brother Kolya were 11 and 13 years old when they came to America through our Summer Miracles program from Smolensk, Russia in 2004. Two years later they officially became a part of the Hicker family in California. Kostya’s bond and experience with Kidsave is permanent in more ways than one. During the […]

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  • On September 9th, an award ceremony to felicitate the winners of the All-Russian Competition of mentoring projects for orphans called “STAND BY ME” was held in Moscow with the support of Kidsave and the United States Embassy. The participants of the competition were nonprofit organizations that passed “7 keys of effective mentoring”, Childhood Keeper’s online […]

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  • Thank you North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) and CEO & Editor Mary Boo for featuring Kidsave’s Weekend Miracles program in the latest issue of Adoptalk. See the article below. Learn more about Kidsave’s Weekend Miracles program.    

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  • Here is a very sweet video Georgia and Chris Vaughan made for their daughter Daniela for her 18th birthday last year. It is their Kidsave Summer Miracles adoption story.   “Entiendo” means “I understand” in Spanish.     Learn more about the Summer Miracles program  

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  • Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 5th – more details to come.     To celebrate the announcement of this year’s hike, we wanted to share more about how the first hike came to be. To learn about the story, we spoke with Mark Green, Vice President of Business Processes and Finance at Karl Storz – […]

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  • by Alena Vaganova, Mentoring Program Manager | Kidsave Russia Lyuda – a beautiful girl with gorgeous hair and a warm smile. Today she’s making a flower arrangement from leaves, daisies, and beautiful purple flowers, the name of which I won’t even try to pronounce. “I’m not sure what it will look like yet. I have […]

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  • Daniella Summer Miracles Daniela graduated from the Cosmetology program at Harford Technical High School on June 3, 2016. She traveled to the U.S. for the first time at age 12 with Kidsave, and was adopted a year later by Chris and Marycarol Skaggs. After 18 short months in her new home, Daniela applied to the […]

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  • Johana Summer Miracles Johana graduated from Carmel High School in the spring. She will attend SUNY Cortland to major in inclusive childhood education for children grades 1-6. Her goals are to find a teaching job, settle down, and travel the world!   Here’s to you, Johana!   Learn more about Kidsave’s Summer Miracles program

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  • Kelly Summer Miracles Kelly graduated from Vista Ridge High School and plans on attending Lansing Community College in the fall. She hopes to one day go into the nursing field.   Congratulations, Kelly!   Learn more about Kidsave’s Summer Miracles program

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  • Ivy Weekend Miracles Ivy has graduated from Bowman High School and has plans to attend Pasadena City College, majoring in either psychology or sociology. She then hopes to attend California State University, Northridge to pursue a master’s degree. Read full story here.   Cheers to you, Ivy! Learn more about Kidsave’s Weekend Miracles program

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  • Carlos Summer Miracles Carlos has graduated from Benedictine College Prepatory (magna cum laude!), and will attend Virginia Commonwealth University. He is planning on completing the Homeland Security Preparedness Program with a joint major or minor in computer science, eventually using his knowledge with a career in a federal law enforcement agency or US Homeland Security. […]

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  • Kidsave applauds Simone Biles and the US Gymnastic Team for their stellar performances at the Olympics. They have all represented us well. Simone is living proof that he support of a loving family makes all the success in the life of a child. Go Simone, go Team USA and bravo Nellie and Ronald Biles! To […]

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  • Josue Weekend Miracles In spring, Josue graduated from Whittier High School and is currently attending a summer program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he is majoring in mechanical engineering. He hopes to transfer into the aerospace engineering major.   We are so proud, Josue!   Learn more about Kidsave’s Weekend Miracles program

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  • Fyodor has an enchanting smile, and a somewhat bashful glance. He is intelligent, and compassionate.   Since he was 2, Fyodor has lived in an orphanage in the city of Odintsovo – he is now 15-years-old. All of the orphanage personnel love him, and his peers greatly respect him. “There are moments at this job […]

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  • by Mark Kennedy for Chatanooga Times Free Press Sharon is a bubbly teenager who is learning to ride a bicycle for the first time. That she is 14 years old, and not 4 — a more common age for American children to begin riding a bike — is a product of her circumstances. Sharon is […]

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  • by Greenwich Free Press This summer Greenwich resident Karen Griffin, a K-2 reading specialist who teaches in Westchester, hosted Michel, an orphaned a 12-year-old from Colombia through an organization called KIDSAVE.   Michel was one of six children from Colombia who came to the tri-state area for the month of July, though there were others […]

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  • Thank you to our long-time suppoter and donor, Kajeet, for publishing a story about Kidsave on Kajeet’s Extracurricular Blog! KIDSAVE + KAJEET Kajeet and Kidsave are both dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged children who deserve the same opportunity as the rest of their companions. Our missions align, and we hope that working together, […]

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