Our Summer Miracles Kids have arrived!
After a long flight from Colombia, the first group of kids arrived in Los Angeles, filled with excitement (and maybe some nerves, too.) Hosts families anxiously lined the hall, waiting to greet the kids. They brought handmade signs, snacks, and even some teddy bears!
The nerves were soon replaced by smiles as the kids arrived in Los Angeles, New York, and Virginia with our Summer Miracles communities out in force to welcome the kids. That first moment of seeing each other, the hurried runs towards open arms filled the arrival halls with joy and more than a few happy tears.
The 43 kids traveling from Colombia are looking forward to 5 weeks of new experiences, new places, and learning new things. Each child will be staying with their host families as the families champion the kids, introducing them to people in local communities to find them adoptive forever families.
Our Summer Miracles program sees over 80 percent of kids who travel find adoptive families — a success rate we’ve proudly maintained since launching the program in 1999.
This year our goal is for all 43 kids to find forever families!
Local community events are being held each weekend during the kids stay so that prospective adoptive families can meet the kids while they are here. Across the U.S., the community events are a great way to increase the chances of finding the kids forever families and an excellent way for the host families and kids to meet each other regularly and build that all-important support network.
If you have ever wondered about adoption, now’s your chance to put those thoughts into action and meet the kids while they’re here. The Kidsave weekend events are a great way to get to know the kids in a laid-back and fun environment and start building connections. See how you can contact us and meet the kids, and start the process.
How to Meet the Kids
Be sure to check out the highlights of the Summer Miracles kids arrival and witness the heartwarming moments when the kids met their host families in person for the first time in the video.
This life-changing experience will give many of our Summer Miracles kids their first experience of what it is like to be a part of a family and their first step towards finding a loving, caring, supportive, forever family.
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