About Kidsave (infopost)

The following is what I call an infopost, just a quick summary of a topic that I’m writing about a lot for me to refer to in posts so that new readers can understand what I’m talking about. If you’re a regular reader, you can skip this post.

kidsave lg About Kidsave (infopost)We are excited to be hosting a child as part of the Kidsave Summer Miracles program this summer. She will be here from July 2 until August 4, 2009. Kidsave is a wonderful organization that allows orphaned children to come to America for a fun summer visit (and hopefully to find a family — 93% of the children end up getting adopted). My husband and I decided to participate in this program after hearing wonderful things about it from other people who’d done it in previous years — even though we have four kids under age five. The story of our discernment on this subject is here. You can read all my posts on the topic of our Kidsave experiences here.

The little girl who’s staying with us is 12 years old, and I’m calling her “Rita” on this blog. There is also a chaperone here from Colombia who checks in on the children to make sure all is going well, and I’ve become friends with her. I’ll call her “Maria.”

UPDATE: In 2011 our host child was adopted by a family who found her through the Kidsave program!

If you would like to find out more about Kidsave, feel free to contact the staff through the information here.

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11 Responses to “About Kidsave (infopost)”
  1. Courtney says:

    Hi there,
    I'm a new follower to your blog! I've enjoyed reading your post. I was excited to read about Kidsave as I'm an adoptive mama myself. I'd love to share this info and add your blog as a link on my blog as I try to post topics related to adoption. Is that okay? My blog is digging-to-china.blogspot.com if you want to take a look before you say yes ;)
    Thanks for your thoughtful posts. I'm a Catholic convert as well so I love hearing another's perspective on this topic.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am so excited to learn about this program!
    My husband and I were talking yesterday about how and when we're going to be able to adopt again, and from where.
    And then I happened upon your blog entry from today.

    God is good, indeed.

    Thank you.

    -Cathy

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