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.