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  • by Stephany Holguin for DCW50 News Millions of children world-wide are living in orphanages or foster care. Many lost their parents to drug or alcohol abuse and poverty. One organization in the DMV helps some of these orphans find forever homes here in our area. Kerly and Ximena are Colombian sisters visiting the US for […]

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  • Tatiana Stafford, Kidsave’s VP and Director of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, has helped design and launch an online mentoring course in Russia aimed to educate individuals in organizations about the best practices for mentoring and guiding youth without families or guardians.   Tatiana has worked with youth in Russia for many […]

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  • by Olga Vorobyov | SOURCE: Asi.org | Translated from Russian to English   MOSCOW. The website “Adopt-Moskva.Ru” displays a cartoon clip with verses that talk about complex legal adoption procedure. The project involved the help of Russian poet Ilya Reznik and actor Alexander Oleshko. The cartoon was created by the Centre for Development of Social Projects commissioned by the Department of […]

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  • Galina Summer Miracles Galina graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Since graduation, she has interned for the Huffington Post. To learn more about Galina’s journey, click here. Congrats, Galina!   Ivy Weekend Miracles Ivy has graduated from Bowman High School and has plans to attend Pasadena City College, majoring in either psychology […]

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  • Kidsave Weekend Miracles Meet the Kids Summer Carnival event was a hit! Even the heat couldn’t stop the summer fun. The 100-degree heat seemed to only fuel the energy during our July Weekend Miracles event—a carnival! The Weekend Miracles youth and the families interested in hosting or adopting them spent the afternoon getting to know each other […]

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  • by Katie Scott for Catholic Herald Blessed Sacrament parishioners host a 12-year-old girl through a collaborative effort of Kidsave and Catholic Charities. The 12-year-old girl from Colombia has large brown eyes, a ready smile and laugh, a talent for art, and a love of her Catholic faith. What she doesn’t have is a forever family. Maria […]

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  • by Ken Borsuk for Greenwich Time GREENWICH — The decision to open her home to a 12-year-old Colombian orphan girl was not something Greenwich resident Karen Griffin made lightly. But meeting Michel has become every bit the life-changing experience she hoped it would be. “It’s been a feeling of unconditional love from the get-go,” Griffin said. […]

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  • by Alex Wolff for News Times NEW MILFORD — Over the last month, Brandon Leguizam has gone deep-sea fishing, spent time on the New Jersey shore, attended pool parties and played soccer in the yard. His July mirrors that of many 11-year-olds, but for Brandon, an orphan from Colombia, this summer has been anything but […]

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  • Here are all the 2016 Summer Miracles kids. Please help us advocate to find families for them.   For more information, please contact Jenna at jennan@kidsave.org or call (202) 503-3106. Come meet the Summer Miracles kids at weekend events – find an event near you.    

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  • by Brad Cole for The Norwood Bulletin An 11-year-old Colombian orphan is looking for her forever home. Sary is spending the summer with the Espinoza family of Norwood. Through Kidsave’s Summer Miracles program, the family has opened their home for Sary through Aug. 1, hopefully introducing her to prospective adopters. “Sary has been living in a […]

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  • Summer Miracles families document their stories through blogs The following is a preview from the blog started this summer by Mary and Gerald to advocate for Kerly and Ximena.  Our Summer Miracles kids have now been in the United States for a few weeks! Time has flown by for our families, who have been quick […]

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  • by Jasmine Norwood for DCW50 ARLINGTON, VA – This week marks the start of a new adventure for a group of Columbian orphans who are experiencing life in the DMV for the very first time. That adventure includes their first fireworks shows and other fun events planned throughout the rest of summer. “Some of these […]

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  • by Mary Diduch for The Record PARAMUS – In Van Saun County Park, a group of kids and adults took part Sunday in what, at first glance, seemed like a perfectly normal summer day. But the event, part of the Kidsave Summer Miracles Program, was more than just a fun day in the sweltering July […]

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  • By Philip Cozzolino for The Narragansett Times NARRAGANSETT – Sary is an 11-year-old girl from Colombia, and she has lived in various orphanages in Colombia since she was one-year-old. Sary never knew her parents and has come to the U.S. for a month in the hopes that a couple can find her a permanent home […]

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  • Check out this video from last weekend’s wonderful pizza-making party for our Summer Miracles program! For more information about Summer Miracles events, visit www.kidsave.org/summerevents.    

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  • Summer Miracles families document their stories through blogs The following is a preview from Jean’s Journey, the blog started this summer by Heather and Tom to advocate for Jean. Our Summer Miracles program is off to a wonderful start! After the kids arrived to the United States and meeting their host families on June 30—just […]

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  • By Katishi Maake for The Sentinel BOWIE – Growing up as an orphan from Colombia, Jean Carlos never spent his birthday eating barbecue or watching firework displays. But because of Kidsave’s Summer Miracles program, Carlos spent his 12th birthday, which fell on July 4, doing exactly that. And hopefully, it won’t be his last celebration of […]

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  • By John McNamara, Contact Reporter for Capital Gazette Tom and Heather Bress already have provided a safe, loving home for 13-year son Nathan and 10-year-old Zachary. They adopted both as infants. Now the Bowie couple is trying to find the same environment for Jean Carlos, an 12-year-old foster child from Colombia, who will be part of […]

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  • BY LONG ISLAND NEWS & PR Southampton, NY – June 27, 2016 – Summer Miracles program is seeking adoptive families for hard-to-place older orphans. What: Six Colombian orphans (ages 10-14) are arriving on June 30, 2016 at 10:00 PM at John F Kennedy Airport for a five-week summer visit to enjoy life with a family, […]

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  • By Brianna Shea for Cecil Whig Kidsave and the Colombian Family Welfare Institute, or ICBF, have an agreement to keep personal information private until potential adoptive … READ FULL STORY AT CECILWHIG.COM   Come meet the Summer Miracles kids at weekend events – find an event near you.    

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  • By Bailey Williams for Newsday Google Translate has become a necessity for Sal Rotondo and his wife Nao, who don’t speak Spanish but have taken a 13-year-old boy from Colombia into their Westchester County home for the summer. Rotondo, 48, of Port Chester, said he and his wife wanted to have an impact on a child’s […]

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  • “I never thought anybody would be at my graduation,” said Roxie, 18, as she signed into a recent Kidsave event. “But now so many people are coming I’m overwhelmed! I don’t know if I’ll be able to get enough tickets for everyone!” In the midst of Kidsave’s recent Speaker’s Bureau workshop, Roxie took a moment […]

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  • Nina Teed, a Kidsave Summer Miracles adoptee, hopes to help children following her recent graduation.    Children in the foster care system generally have difficulty in their academic and professional lives. Children who move to the U.S. with minimal English skills also have extreme difficulties. Children who meet both these qualifications, many think, are lost […]

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  • Kidsave Weekend Miracles alumna, Ivy, graduates from high school—with even bigger plans ahead.  When kids go through the foster care system, it is a huge accomplishment to graduate from high school. Many would stop after accomplishing this goal. But Ivy, a Kidsave Weekend Miracles alumna, isn’t done yet. Ivy graduated from Bowman High School in […]

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  • The Summer Miracles 2016 kids are here!   Colombian orphans (ages 10-14) arrived to the U.S. on June 30, 2016 for a four-week summer visit to enjoy life with a family, summer camps, and meeting new people through Kidsave’s Summer Miracles program. They will be staying with local host families in the DC Metro Area, […]

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  • Kidsave was awarded a $5,000 donation from  Cresa Cares, the non-profit charitable foundation of Cresa, the world’s largest tenant representation company. Cresa Cares raises funds nationally through a wide variety of events and functions to distribute those funds to non-profit organizations recommended by its staff and clients. Jerry Porter, Cresa’s Managing Principal and also a member […]

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  • Summer Miracles kids prepare for their arrival to the United States and their host families.   Last Friday, the children in our Summer Miracles program started their pre-arrival summer camp to prepare for their transition to the United States and into the homes of their host families. The summer camp, which last two weeks, is […]

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  • Kidsave International was among the nominees honored at the 2016 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards put on by the Los Angeles Business Journal on June 22, 2016. Randi Thompson, Kidsave’s CEO and Co-Founder, was nominated for Leadership Excellence under the Nonprofit category.   The awards reception began with an introduction from the LA Business Journal’s […]

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  • by Nicholas Flynn-Tanner Nicholas Flynn-Tanner is no stranger to hardship—but though his childhood experiences taught him to recognize the shape of tragedy’s shadow, his resilience of spirit and strength of mind have made him even more familiar with the taste of triumph. This is his story. *** I was born and raised in Kazakhstan, but […]

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  • by Randi Thompson, CEO, and Terry Baugh, President. On Saturday June 4th at the Los Angeles Miracles Gala, Kidsave presented the the Champion for Children Award to Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and the Champion for Change award to David Ambroz. Kidsave’s Champion for Children Award is presented to people who have multiplied the […]

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