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  • Kidsave applauds the work of the Gates Foundation and Melinda Gates’ commitment to the health and development of women and girls. Yet, as leaders refine the Post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the noticeable gap on the importance of a family for every child is a glaring omission.  Women keep families strong — the development of […]

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  • “We really do not know how many orphans there are in India or how many adoptions. There is a data vacuum.” – Binita Bhargava, author of Adoption in India. One thing was really clear in yesterday’s Washington Post article, A ‘shameful’ record on adoption: while India’s social and caste taboos on adoption finally seems to […]

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  •   Kidsave applauds and is aligned behind the work of acclaimed author J.K. Rowling and the Lumos Foundation in their efforts to draw attention to the United Nations of a key piece of the Millennium Develop Goals: the right to a protective, caring and loving family.  Families form the safety net for children and are […]

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  • It is with great pleasure after over a year of working through bureaucratic hurdles, Elazar and Victoria Aslan became the parents of two wonderful girls, Alexandra and Carolina. Thanks to their agency and other friends who supported them on their journey.  The girls hung on to every shred of hope possible that they would become […]

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  • Recruitment going public to help children find families in San Gabriel Families On February 21, 2015, Kidsave Weekend Miracles had the honor of collaborating with the County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services in a forum known as “Our Cities Have A Heart For Children Who Need A Home”.  Families and youth […]

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  • This Presidents Day weekend I, along with a Kidsave colleague, had the pleasure of attending the 2015 Empowered to Connect Conference in Orange County, CA. The conference featured Dr. Karyn Purvis, the director of the Texas Christian University Institute of Child Development, along with other experts in the field of child development and adoption. The […]

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 11, 2014 Contact: Delta Ninow – deltan@kidsave.org – 310-642-7283 Orphan children need families to host them this summer and help them find adoptive families… Los Angeles, CA –Kidsave is seeking families who are willing to open their homes to a child without parents this summer – with the idea of helping […]

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  • Cookies dance troupe is building awareness about children who are orphaned. Their unique message: Children do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. If you are interested in showing how much you care, consider hosting a child in foster care or an orphanage — or donating time or money […]

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  • 1. You will make a lasting impact on the life of a child.  2. You will have the most meaningful summer of your life.  3. Kidsave needs host families for 40 kids July 1-August 3.  4. You can live anywhere in the U.S.   5. If you are considering adoption, it’s the chance of a […]

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  • Mary Ahern and Robert Flynn have a passion for helping children. Last summer Mary and Robert, along with their 11 year-old-son Dylan, hosted siblings Steven, 10, and Alejandra, 13, from Colombia through the Summer Miracles program in their home near Chattanooga, TN. They spread the word in their local community about Alejandra and Steven’s need […]

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  • On Sunday, January 4th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon in a sports bar and restaurant in Santa Monica, CA, Kidsave families and friends gathered to pull the 2nd annual Kidsave Raffle winner. And the winner is…drum roll please… Jeremiah Buck! We were able to contact Jeremiah soon after the pull and he was floored […]

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  • Dear Friends, 2014 was a year of challenges for children in government care – as was 2013, 2012 and all the years before. Unfortunately, most governments do not make children who live outside of families a priority and consequently these children suffer horrific physical and emotional abuse. They don’t develop normally and without caring adults […]

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  • Do you remember the story of the Starfish? A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.She had been doing […]

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  • As the holiday season wears on and families gather we celebrate children who have homes and encourage greater support, empathy and engagement for those without. The New York Times shares a story of one foster child and a family seeking to help.   By SHAWNA KENNEY  POSTED IN THE NYTIMES MOTHERLOAD DECEMBER 28, 2014 8:39 AM […]

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  • NEWS For release December 18, 2014 Kidsave Launches Meaningful Gift for the Holidays – Kidsave Love You eCards Washington, DC — Kidsave International announced today the official launch of their Love You-brand of customizable eCards, a heartwarming, fun way to let family and friends know you care.   Just in time for the holidays, the Love […]

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  • Summer Miracles gives families to older orphans age 10 to 13 who have little chance to be adopted in their own countries. This year Kidsave gave 31 older, orphaned children a summer vacation with families in the USA – and 30 of them – all but 13-year-old Diego — have families pursing adoption. If you […]

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  • Five children, ages 12-15, who are growing up in foster families and orphanages in Colombia will arrive in the U.S. on December 10th for a two and a half week winter visit through the Catholic Charities of Baltimore winter hosting program. The children will be hosted by families living in Maryland and New York. While […]

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  • On 18th November, 2014 Kidsave DC hosted its annual Miracles Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington – which, aside from being a heartwarming evening, was also an occasion where we honored some pretty remarkable people. These fantastic individuals have done a lot for children growing up without families and we are proud to highlight […]

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  • Weekend Miracles is Kidsave’s program in Los Angeles for older kids in US foster care. This program gives teens who have no other options for a family the chance to be adopted or connected with a caring, committed adult. This year 18 teens in the program found a permanent connection with a family. It costs […]

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  • The Ebola Crisis has hit Kidsave.  Children and host families have died.  More than 140 children registered in the program have lost one or more parents to Ebola.  And the families who are hosting children in the rural areas of Kenema and Bo where the virus is rampant have been especially hard hit. Quarantines, which […]

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  • Every single Summer Miracles host and adoptive family holds a special place in the hearts of Kidsave staff. This Thanksgiving, as we reflect on all we are thankful for this past year, Cristen and Nathan Lykken and their daughter Averli are one of those families who demonstrate what giving is all about. The Lykken family […]

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  • Adoption Day is the one day all across the United States when judges make a point of celebrating adoption by finalizing numerous adoptions at one time. Older child adoptions are growing in popularity and this year in Washington, DC a very special adoption is happening as a result of DC Family and Youth Initiative’s program […]

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  •   “Being a mom has definitely inspired me to want to do important work with children. Especially children who don’t have parents and don’t have that guidance and don’t have that lifeline,” says Evan Rachel Wood, actor, in her recent interview with The Coveteur.   READ THE COVETEUR ARTICLE HERE On November 2, 2014 Evan […]

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  • To celebrate World Adoption Day, Kidsave salutes the families who have worked with us over the years to help older children find families.  We are so grateful for the families who have opened their homes to enable older kids to families interested in adoption.  Our appreciation goes out to everyone who knew they wanted to […]

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  • Co-author and photographer: Anna Kochineva Last week [On October 25, 2014] teen mothers participating in Malenkaya Mama program in Moscow took part in a “food feud” inspired by a famous Russian show. The participants formed two teams; each of them included teen moms and volunteers from Deutsche Bank and Compass Group. The task was to […]

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  • Please take 3 minutes to read this.  It is a well written, true story which requires no more said than we let too many children fall through the cracks.  Learn more about how you can help a boy like Stephen  at http://www.kidsave.org/programs/host-a-child-weekends/.  Encourage your local child welfare agency to create programs that help connect American […]

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  • Kidsave started a new series of professional consultations and workshops for the Malenkaya Mama program participants in Moscow. One of such workshops took place on October 16, 2014. It was devoted to turning dreams into actions and creating a map of the future. Svetlana Lototskaya, a Kidsave Russia supporter, volunteer and a successful makeup industry expert, […]

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  • Summer Miracles volunteers Ivonne Droz of New Jersey and Irene Cox of New York teamed up to represent the Kidsave Summer Miracles program at the Miriam’s Heart Regional Conference on October 11th in Zarephath, NJ. Adoption advocates, non-profit organizations, and church leaders gathered at this conference to “bring the ‘culture of adoption’ to the northeast.” […]

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  • Kazakhstan’s President, Nursultan Nazarbaev has publicly stated his vision is a Kazakhstan without orphans. Kazakhstan 2050 is an initiative by President Nazarbaev to create dramatic change across the country.  One of his goals is Kazakhstan without orphans.  As a result, Kidsave’s Randi Thompson and Tatiana Stafford spent two weeks this month working in Kazakhstan supporting […]

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  • It’s fitting that as we celebrate the National Day of the Girl that one of our Kidsave girls is meeting with great success. Victoria Gill, a Kidsave Summer Miracles child hosted from Kazakhstan in 2003, spent her summer as an intern at the Tumor Vaccine Group at the University of Washington in Seattle and they […]

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