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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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  • 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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