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  • This week two firsts occurred on Capitol Hill in support of children languishing in orphanages worldwide. On Friday, citizens marched on the Capitol carrying signs of children stuck in orphanages around the world — demanding that the US government improve the international adoption process for the millions of children outside of family care and the […]

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  • The challenges of placing children in foster care and adoption often end up splitting siblings. While best practice remains to keep brothers and sisters together, decisions to split kids still come up. Recently two sisters, separated in foster care, unexpectedly met. Enjoy this feel good story about the enduring nature of family as seen on […]

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  • Dear Friends, One of the most inspiring parts of my work at Kidsave is meeting people who care about kids — and do amazing things to help. Craig Juntenan was a successful retired businessman — living the good life on the golf course — until fate put him face to face with children in Haiti […]

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  • Kidsave Fellow Talitha James testified today before the House Ways and Means Committee on the challenges foster youth have leading normal lives. Talitha came to Kidsave after serving as an intern for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) ON THE U.S Senate Committee on Finance.  We are so proud of her efforts to speak […]

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  •   By Roberto Rodriguez A friend of mine recently invited me to a weekend event for an organization called Kidsave. She described it as a very special event where they bring adults to spend a little time with children, who essentially have no family or stability in their lives. The basic idea is to find […]

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  • Oak Hill | Hendon Connection Arlington residents Gerald and Mary Hubbard, who are adopting their daughter Dayana from Colombia this spring, organized a Kidsave wine-tasting fundraiser on April 7. The Kidsave program helps give older, overlooked foster youth and foreign orphans short-term visits with families for the summer or weekend. See www.kidsave.org. http://www.herndonconnection.com/photos/2013/apr/07/33223/

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  • San Clemente’s Mark and Debbie Perez and their children have helped provide Hurricane Katrina victims with six new school playgrounds in 3½ years. The Perezes now have five children after their recent adoption of a 12-year-old boy from Colombia. By FRED SWEGLES / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Six playgrounds later,  San Clemente’s Perez family isn’t quite […]

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  • After some disappointments during trips sponsored by Kidsave to facilitate adoptions, Natalia met the Howells. They had a feeling she should be part of their family in Orange County. July 28, 2012|Sandy Banks Los Angeles Times Natalia has found a family — a mother, father and little brother. She’ll leave a life of foster care […]

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  • International adoption is goal of visit By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun 4:14 p.m. EDT, July 29, 2012 Gustavo, a 12-year-old orphan from Colombia, has spent a week at camp, attended the Catonsville July 4th parade and watched an IronBirds baseball game at Ripken Stadium during what he has been told is a vacation […]

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  • Wednesday’s Child, seen on Fox 11 in Los Angeles recently did a story of  Kimberly’s day trip to the spa.   But what Kimberly needs even more than a great haircut is to be pampered by a mom and dad.  She is one of the great kids waiting for adoption who is participating in Kidsave’s Weekend […]

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  • Fourteen-Year-Old Lizeth Needs A Family. Maybe You Know Someone Who Can Help? By MORGAN SHANAHAN | March 7th, 2013 at 5:49 pm When I was fourteen, my biggest problem was being grounded during homecoming weekend. What never even occurred to me while I steamed and plotted against my parents was that I was lucky to be grounded because […]

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  • Fourteen-Year-Old Lizeth Needs A Family. Maybe You Know Someone Who Can Help? For Immediate Release – 3/4/13 CONTACT: Terry Baugh, Kidsave, 202-503-3111, 202-352-5437 cell Sarah and Ryan Widman, 443-367-0272.   12-year-old girl sacrifices her brother so he can have a family. Host families sought for her and other Colombian Orphans  In 2011, 10-year-old Andres and his […]

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  • With all the news about the ban on Russian adoption we seem to have missed  paying tribute to the families who have given such great love to their adopted children. Kidsave mom Jeri Mersky shares her loving story. Sometimes saying Why Not! feels like it’s a selfish thing. When talking to many people about the […]

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  • The highlight of my trip to Colombia last week was meeting five beautiful Colombian girls. Kidsave’s Randi Thompson – February 12, 2013 Many orphanages try to do their best, but great care, lessons and structure sadly isn’t enough.  A typical day for these girls starts early and is very structured.  They go to school at […]

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  • Today President Putin signed the legislation that bans Americans from adopting Russian children. The bill is effective January 1.  It has been reported 46 children are in the process of adoption — and thousands of children will not have American families because of this action.  We hope this anti-American sentiment will not stop the international […]

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  • Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:00 pm Nina Teed will wrap gifts through Sunday, Dec. 23, at Once Upon a Time Toys in the Red Barn Shopping Center on Mountain Road in Stowe. Packages will be priced based on their size, from $4 to $12. Extra large and oddball-sized packages will be priced by the item. […]

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  • Today members of the NGO coalition Children in Adversity Policy Partnership (CAPP) announced its support for the United States government’s newly-released five-year Action Plan for Children in Adversity.  For more information contact: Terry Baugh, terry@kidsave.org, 202-503-3111, cell 202-352-5437 Washington, DC—December 19, 2012 The Action Plan provides a blueprint for the appropriate U.S. government agencies to deliver coordinated […]

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  • Today the US Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity was released.   It is a bold new plan for serving children, children in the most challenging of situations worldwide.  We applaud it.  For Kidsave it has been a long-time coming and we relish the opportunity this moment holds. In 1993 when I traveled to my first Russian […]

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  • Foster care as I once knew it to be has evolved from the repetitious system of failure to what I believe is now a system that may be tapping into addressing the well being of children. This is not to say that foster care system has hit the bull’s-eye in reference to putting an end […]

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  • Dear Friends, There are days when trying to find 1 million orphans and foster kids families seems crazy. And then there are those days when it all seems possible. And the reason it all seems possible is because of the amazing support we have had from so many people over the years. In 1999 we […]

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  • Where fun begins and love grows I’m going to vote Gustavo for “Most Photogenic”. I mean REALLY! He is so cute that even his “say cheese” smile isn’t ridiculous looking! Read more about Gustavo’s story

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  • On December, 23rd, 2012 22 Colombian orphans landed in the United States for a visit with families as part of the Kidsave Winter Miracles program. The children who participate, all orphans legally available for adoption, have little to no hope of finding a permanent family in their own country. Most live in orphanages and some […]

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  • Sunday night, August 6. Rockville, Maryland. I am sitting on the sofa in my living room next to the new man in my life. I’ve got my feet up, something cold to drink. He’s got a Wii remote firmly gripped in both hands. An occasional “aww!” or “eee” or “yay” accompanies the soundtrack of Super […]

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  • International adoption went off the fiscal cliff in 2008. Prior to that many countries were tightening requirements, if not closing their adoption programs. The economic loss suffered by Americans when the stock market plunged in 2008 made it far more difficult for many Americans to raise money for international adoptions. In previous economic times, these […]

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  • Santiago Brown calls himself a “cashew.” It’s his way of combining the words “Catholic” and “Jew,” to refer to his unusual religious background. He lived in Colombia in a Catholic orphanage until being adopted into a Jewish family a year ago, at the age of 12. BY REBEKAH BLUME – Jewish Journal.com His mother, Lori […]

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  • Even with a 2-year-old son and 3-month-old daughter, Amber Colopy says she won’t feel her family is complete until the adoption of a Colombian teenager is finished. By Mike Casey  July 14, 2012 Amber Colopy always knew she wanted to adopt a child one day, but then life got in the way.First, there was college for the […]

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  • What better way to inaugurate the Kidsave blog than to pay tribute to our friend, Kidsave Dad, loving son, astute businessman and philanthropist, Bill Goldstein.  Born into poverty in Israel he lived in a one-room apartment until he immigrated to the United States — building a life with his sister and  Mom, a Holocaust survivor. […]

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  • Natalia, lovely and loving, is 11, speaks little English and has only a few days left in her quest for a home before she returns to Colombia. Kidsave is trying to help. January 03, 2012|Sandy Banks Los Angeles Times   Natalia has two weeks to find a family in America. She is 11, speaks almost […]

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  • abc WORLD NEWS with Diane Sawyer Nov. 30, 2011 The federal government has not done enough to protect America’s foster children from being over-medicated with powerful mind-altering drugs, according to recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Thousands of children in the states the GAO investigated — Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Texas – […]

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  • Thoughts and experiences from one mom’s journey raising children in a transracial adoptive family, without a map but always willing to ask for directions. http://bekindbesillybehonest.wordpress.com/

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