DULLES, Va. (ABC7) — Just off of a plane from Santa Marta, Colombia, a group of children was swarmed by a crowd ready with hugs and handmade posters.
It is a warm welcome that the children hope will be the beginning of a new life in America.
They’re all 8 to 15 years old and have their hearts set on finding a forever family during their trip.
Melanie Taylor and her family will host a brother and sister who are 7 and 14 years old.
“It’s wonderful,” Taylor said. “I get a little choked up thinking about it. It’s a huge thing. It’s life-changing for the kids.”
Taylor, who adopted her son Malachi from Ethiopia when he was a baby, says the scene at Dulles International Airport hit home.
Kidsave, a nonprofit organization, is working to help 45 kids with no hope of adoption in Colombia. They want to help make the kids’ dream come true in the US through their Summer Miracles Program.