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Kidsave Stories

  • Two weeks ago we were so proud to see, Celia, another one of our Kidsave kids have her adoption finalized. Prior to meeting her adoptive parents, Celia spent over 10 years in foster care in Los Angeles. Through Kidsave, Celia met Trish and Andy Healy and a life-changing connection was formed.   Here is her […]

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  • Thousands of children impacted by the Ebola crisis are still living in orphanages in Sierra Leone. Kidsave is seeking to help as many as we can. With time, money and attention most can be reunified with their extended family members; and those who cannot will be placed by the Kidsave team in foster or host families on their way to permanent families. While […]

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  • by Mary Massaro My husband Frank and I became involved with Kidsave in 2012 as Summer Miracles hosts. Wanting to make a difference, but not ready to fully commit to adoption, we hosted to advocate, dedicating our summer to helping the Miracles kids build connections and become part of meaningful communities.   Having both grown […]

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  • by Galina Carson My name is Galina Carson and I’m a Kidsave kid! I’m 22 years old and I just graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Business Administration.   When I opened my acceptance letter from Pepperdine four years ago, my mom shared with me the story of a time soon after I […]

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  • This weekend, Kidsave hosted our first Speaker’s Bureau workshop, a program designed to equip and encourage Kidsave kids to write and tell their stories. And so, on a sunny Saturday morning, several of our wonderful youth gathered around a circle of tables in a small community center. As the kids, hosts, and volunteer drivers trickled […]

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  • Hosting a Kidsave Kid doesn’t just change their life—it can change yours, too. Through Kidsave’s Weekend Miracles program, the Galinis Family began hosting Elijah in November 2015. Caroline Galinis shared her experience with us here: Hosting Elijah has been such a wonderful gift! He has become an extension of our family and a big brother […]

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  • by Vincent Z. Mercogliano | Video by Tania Savayan | READ FULL/ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON Lohud – The Journal News Moises Tera seemed destined for a life of turmoil in Colombia. But, after being adopted by a New Rochelle mother at the age of 11, he’s been given a chance to start over. Hope Tera of […]

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  • Congratulations to Steven and Marcos whose adoption was finalized on November 20, 2015 on National Adoption Day!   Steven had been interested in adopting a child since 2008, but several events delayed his journey until 2013. Meanwhile, after cycling through several foster homes, Marcos joined Kidsave’s Los Angeles Weekend Miracles program. The pair met at […]

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  •   It’s Giving Tuesday… the beginning of Kidsave’s Holiday and Year-End Giving Campaign!   Thanks to George and Kathryn Hicker, all unrestricted donations through 12/31 up to $100,000 will be matched! Please help us exceed this match — and help improve the lives of children without parents by helping them find families and lifelong connections […]

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  •   I grew up with three sisters, two parents and at least three animals at any given time, on a tree-lined suburb of Milwaukee called Elm Grove in the 1960s and 70s. This was a special time and place, and my parents were a great and steady team — very selfless, and full of love […]

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  • READ FULL STORY ON HUFFINGTONPOST.COM During November’s National Adoption Month, a Teddy Bear Reminds Me of All the Children Stuck in Orphanages Around the World Our Moldovan boy’s Teddy Bear surfaces periodically. This week I found it lying on the playroom floor among our daughters’ dress up costumes. Years ago, my husband, Mark, and I […]

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  • Massah is one of the children currently being hosted by a Kidsave-trained-family in Sierra Leone. Originally from a village in Bo district, Massah fled her village after both of her parents succumbed to the Ebola virus.   Stigmatized and shunned by her community for being an Ebola survivor, she made her way to the district […]

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  • Six years ago Jeisson agreed his three younger brothers and a sister could be adopted. They were adopted by two American families and Jeisson, who did not want to be adopted, remained in Bogota. The American family who adopted two of the siblings engaged Kidsave Colombia to support Jeisson.  He received a mentor, participated in […]

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  • Recording Yaqueline’s visit from Colombia to her Forever Family While in Colombia, our adoption agency, provided fantastic support.   We met some wonderful people who worked hard to help us bring Jaqui home.  We arrived back in Maryland just in time to prepare for Hurricane Sandy.  As we prepared, I explained to Jaqui that storms like […]

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