Adopt or Mentor a Child

Helping older kids in foster care find forever families.

Weekend Miracles, our unique hosting program, finds families who want to adopt a child and lifelong connections for older kids in foster care (ages 9-17) in Los Angeles and Houston. We work with kids who often feel overlooked and are left to age out of care into the world alone.

Through fun and interactive Meet the Kids events, families and kids get to know each other in a relaxed and engaging environment. Best of all, our program gives the kids a voice and a choice in who they would like to spend more time with, helping create a more organic and meaningful connection.

Whether you choose to mentor through hosting or wish to adopt a child, you can make a difference.

Weekend Miracles works. We’ve helped more than 600 kids in foster care. Through this program, we have connected these kids with adoptive families, legal guardians, and lifelong mentors. People like you, ready to make a difference in a child’s life and ready to give them the love, support, and care they need and deserve. And we’ve seen it time and time again. When a child feels like they have someone in their corner, the world opens up to them, and they thrive.

In Los Angeles, we partner with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. In Houston, we work with Department of Family and Protective Services and Harris Co. Protective Services for Children and Adults.

Hosting makes a real impact.

Too many kids are exiting foster care alone. The statistics of what happens to these kids is stunning. Through no fault of their own, these kids find themselves growing up in a system that – despite its best intentions – was never designed to be a permanent solution. Kids in foster care often spend their lives being shuffled from one foster home to another, causing gaps in their education, robbing them of a sense of security, and creating distrust in adults.

Hosting through Weekend Miracles changes that by showing these kids that there are adults just like you who want to get to know them, spend time with them, and will show up for them.

Without support, the odds are against them. Sadly, older kids are left to languish in care and age out, alone. Many kids drop out of high school, become homeless, and have a higher risk of addiction, mental illness, and incarceration.

They deserve better. By becoming a host or choosing to adopt a child, you can change the trajectory of a child’s entire life, opening up a new world of possibility to them.

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Become a host and change a life… including your own.

Hosts are people just like you. Think of hosting as being more than a mentor. Not only are you a supportive guide and positive role model, you’ll also become a champion for an older child or teen and help them find a forever family.

As a host, you can spend time with a child outside of Kidsave events, welcoming them into your home and family life. Kids can have overnight stays, spend weekends, and spend holidays with their host family.

Hosts make a one-year commitment to spend time with a child (at least 2 times a month, on weekends) and be a champion for them, introducing them to friends, family, colleagues, and their local community in hopes of finding a forever family.

And if that forever family is you, and you are ready to adopt a child, Kidsave will become your champion and help you move from hosting to adoption. For many of our host families, the Weekend Miracles program is the ideal way to adopt a child as it helps build a relationship of connection gradually and more organically–one where the child chooses you too.

We’re proud to say that 9 out of 10 hosting relationships continue beyond the initial one-year commitment, with hosts staying connected to the child throughout their life as a mentor, legal guardian, foster, or adoptive family.

And our hosts come from a variety of backgrounds. Hosts are singles, married couples, same-sex couples, with or without children, ready to make a difference in an older kid’s life. Always inclusive, Kidsave welcomes and supports members from our LGBTQIA community.

Here’s your chance to make a difference.
Become a Weekend Miracles Host.

Take the first step in changing a life today.

We can’t do this without you! Please get involved.

If you want to adopt a child, mentor a teen, volunteer, or start a program in your city please contact us.