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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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  • 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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