1. What is “Hosting?”
When you host a child through Kidsave, you open your heart and your home to an older child who needs a family.
By participating in Weekend Miracles, you can mentor a foster youth who is searching for a stable connection in the Los Angeles area. At monthly events, you can meet and get to know amazing kids who are looking for some support in school and life from someone like you.
You can also participate in Summer Miracles and host a child from Colombia, who needs a family, during the summer. We have volunteer Summer Miracles communities across the country that can support you in hosting this year or next. Community members work together and rally around a group of older children to find them families in the U.S. Will you join us?
Why Host a Child through Kidave?
Kidsave hosting is unique because it gives you a chance to spend time with a child before deciding on adoption. And, after more than 20 years implementing our Family Visit Model around the world, we know that once you meet the kids, it becomes easy to be their advocates — or to become so connected adoption is a natural choice. Our goal is to help you walk through the process of making a difference in the life of a child.
About Our Youth
Kidsave programs support U.S. kids and children living in foster care and orphanages overseas. Hosting gives these kids an opportunity to experience family life and build relationships with caring, consistent adults just like you. Your main priority as a host is to help that young person move into a permanent loving home by introducing them to prospective parents or considering adoption yourself.
The youth in our program have often experienced loneliness and trauma that is hard to imagine. At Kidsave, we believe their journey doesn’t stop there. We know that your dedication to an older child can single-handedly change the course of their future and will introduce them to a love they’ve often never known.
Host Family Testimonials
“One of the best parts of Kidsave is the instant community… The close bond that we felt for the other families hosting was unexpected. Keep an open mind and heart and be ready to fall in love. These kids just want to be loved, be part of a family. We found our daughter through Kidsave. Every child deserves a family and we are so grateful to Kidsave.”
“But we are not alone. With Kidsave, we found a huge family that supports us in this new journey. We encourage each other by sharing our experiences, and our family continues to grow in love and strength.” Read More
“I am so grateful to Kidsave for allowing me to be a part of the Weekend Miracles program, it has been a life-changing and eye-opening experience. I promise you, if you get involved with these children, you will change their life but they will also change yours.” Learn more about Curtis
“We started exploring and once we found out Kidsave’s mission we were hooked. With Colombia having its 52-year civil war, there are so many children who have lost their families, and for no fault of their own they’re looked over just because of their age.” Read More
2. What do I have to do to host a child?
Learn More about the two hosting programs and what will work best for you.