At Kidsave, we believe in the potential inside every child. We strive to create change in our world so that all kids, everywhere, grow up in loving, supportive families, connected to caring adults.
Our programs help older kids in foster care and orphanages find meaningful, lasting connections with adults and families. Whether that relationship is with a mentor, a host family, or an adoptive forever family, our kids get a voice and a choice in who they get to know and who becomes their “family.”
Our programs operate in the U.S. and internationally in Ukraine, Sierra Leone, and Colombia.
Since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, our efforts in the Ukraine have shifted from training, mentoring, and family-finding to emergency evacuation and rescue. Our brave team in Ukraine started with only four Kidsave team members and has since grown to include over 100 selfless volunteers and a fleet of 36 vehicles. These heroes, known as “Angels of Hope” in Ukraine, risk their lives daily to continue to evacuate women, children, and families out of active combat zones and into safety.
Kidsave Ukraine has already rescued about 6,000 orphans and families and delivered 90 tons of humanitarian aid. But there is still work to be done. Donate now to help us continue this life-saving work in Ukraine.
Kidsave’s innovative Connection Models help older kids find families in the U.S. and overseas.
Using these models, we are able to:
Demonstrate how older children to be adopted can safely move into permanent families and extended family relationships.
Involve members of the community as dedicated volunteers and champions for kids.
Train governments and advocate for change so more children worldwide can grow up in families.
Our innovative Family Visit Model lets relationships build organically between kids and families. By spending time together over weekends and during school breaks, the families and kids get to know each other to strengthen bonds and connections.
Kidsave Mentorship Programs works to provide girls in Russia with mentoring relationships which helps them keep their babies. Individual and Corporate Mentorship Programs in Russia and Ukraine help orphans gain life and job skills and start an independent life.