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  • by Mary Massaro My husband Frank and I became involved with Kidsave in 2012 as Summer Miracles hosts. Wanting to make a difference, but not ready to fully commit to adoption, we hosted to advocate, dedicating our summer to helping the Miracles kids build connections and become part of meaningful communities.   Having both grown […]

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  • by Galina Carson My name is Galina Carson and I’m a Kidsave kid! I’m 22 years old and I just graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Business Administration.   When I opened my acceptance letter from Pepperdine four years ago, my mom shared with me the story of a time soon after I […]

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  • This weekend, Kidsave hosted our first Speaker’s Bureau workshop, a program designed to equip and encourage Kidsave kids to write and tell their stories. And so, on a sunny Saturday morning, several of our wonderful youth gathered around a circle of tables in a small community center. As the kids, hosts, and volunteer drivers trickled […]

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  • Due to the generosity of GlobalGiving and JourneyApps, a new set of smartphones equipped with our mobile app are on the way to Sierra Leone.   The phones will be provided to our most recent program’s social workers to aid in tracking the permanency statuses, locations, and demographics of the Ebola orphans that we serve. […]

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  • Abigail English In Memorium 2000-2016   We are very saddened to report that Abigail English, one of our Kidsave Weekend Miracles youth, has died. Abigail came to Weekend Miracles in January 2014. Like many of our foster youth, Abigail had been in foster care for most of her life and had lived in many foster […]

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  • We can’t say “thank you” enough to everyone who made our team building event in Citrus College, Glendora such a wonderful success! From constructing egg drops to completing playful “mummy wraps,” our youth and families had a wonderful afternoon of friendly competition, collaboration, and bonding. There is nothing as wonderful as watching our brilliant Kidsave […]

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  • READ FULL ARTICLE ON EVERYTHING ZOOMER Angela Featherstone is a Canadian actress. She is best known for playing Chloe in Friends, the maid on Seinfeld, and the fiancee (Linda) who left Adam Sandler’s character (Robbie) at the altar in The Wedding Singer. She mentored a foster child through Kidsave.   — EXCERPT — Angela Featherstone’s beauty […]

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  • Our Amazing Race was a huge success!   On Sunday, March 20th, Kidsave held the first Amazing Race at the Stonewood Center in Downey, CA. Nine teams of 30 youth and families competed in six different challenges scattered throughout the mall. Some of the challenges included guessing shoe prices and naming chocolates. Most participants agreed […]

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  • We all can agree that all children count. Sadly, not all children are counted. This includes children growing up in institutions all around the world.  No system exists to count these children, share the information globally and track their progress into a permanent family.  These children are not the only ones left out.  Many of […]

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  • Wherever you are, you can help. Kidsave is urgently seeking host families for Summer Miracles children. 50 older Colombian orphans (ages 10-14) are coming to the U.S. this July via the Summer Miracles program. They need families who will host them. If you or someone you know is interested in hosting one or more of […]

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  • In November of 2015, the Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled to lift the country’s existing restriction on gay and lesbian couples’ right to adopt. This landmark ruling will not only allow same-sex adoption within Colombia, but will extend internationally, thus granting same-sex individuals and couples in other countries the ability to adopt Colombian children—a huge […]

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  • While the most serious period of the Ebola Virus outbreak appears to have been contained, the devastating long-term social and economic effects are just beginning to surface.   To support the Ebola-recovery phase, Kidsave- Sierra Leone is excited to announce a new partnership with The Federation for Integrated Development/Sierra Leone (FID). FID, a local organization […]

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  • Kidsave is urgently seeking host families for Summer Miracles children. We believe in these kids — and in our community’s ability to help them. 50 older Colombian orphans (ages 10-14) are coming to the U.S. this July via the Summer Miracles program. They need families who will host them. If you or someone you know […]

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  • Kidsave is urgently seeking host families for Summer Miracles and Weekend Miracles children — can you please help? 50 older Colombian orphans (ages 10-14) are coming to the U.S. this July via the Summer Miracles program.  They need families who will host them. If you or someone you know is interested in hosting one or […]

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  • Hosting a Kidsave Kid doesn’t just change their life—it can change yours, too. Through Kidsave’s Weekend Miracles program, the Galinis Family began hosting Elijah in November 2015. Caroline Galinis shared her experience with us here: Hosting Elijah has been such a wonderful gift! He has become an extension of our family and a big brother […]

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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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  • Kidsave is excited to see California Senate Bill 731 go into effect on January 1, 2016. This legislation enables child welfare workers to take a child’s gender identity into account when deciding foster care placement, rather than relying only on a child’s court-recorded sex at birth. This has profound implications for the wellbeing and support […]

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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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