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Six Colombian Older Orphans Visiting New York Metro Area in July

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Six Colombian orphans (ages 10-14) are arriving on June 30, 2016 in New York for a five-week summer visit through Kidsave’s Summer Miracles program.

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Each year Kidsave works with communities across the country to implement the Summer Miracles program. Pictured are orphans: on the right is Joaquin who was 10 years old when he came to the US for a visit. He was one of the lucky ones who was adopted.

Southampton, NY - June 27, 2016 - Summer Miracles program is seeking adoptive families for hard-to-place older orphans.

What: Six Colombian orphans (ages 10-14) are arriving on June 30, 2016 at 10:00 PM at John F Kennedy Airport for a five-week summer visit to enjoy life with a family, summer camps, and meeting new people through Kidsave’s Summer Miracles program. They will be staying with local host families in the New York Metro Area while attending weekly events where families interested in adoption can meet them. The host families together with Kidsave coordinators and volunteers will be advocating to find adoptive families for the kids while they are here and are available for comments and interviews.

When/Where:

06/30, 10:00 PM – JFK Terminal 4
07/02, 1:00-3:00 PM – Ruth Elizabeth Dance, 115 A North Main Street, Port Chester, NY 10573
07/09, 1:00-3:00 PM – 36 Kennedy Drive, Southampton, New York, NY 11968

Who:  

  • Local families who are interested in adoption or interested in advocating for the adoption of an older orphan.
  • Kidsave is a volunteer-driven effort to help older, orphan children find families.  This program is the only chance for many children to have a permanent family. Kidsave will provide training and support to the participating families. We collaborate with social workers, home study agencies, child welfare advocates, health professionals and government officials to find safe, appropriate families for these children.

About Kidsave’s Summer Miracles
Kidsave Summer Miracles® brings Colombian orphans to the United States for a four to five-week summer visit. While they are here the children attend summer camp, learn about U.S. culture, and most importantly, meet prospective adoptive families. These are older children, ages 11 through 14, who have little or no chance of finding adoptive parents in their own country. During the summer visit, Kidsave staff, dedicated volunteers and host families work diligently to find adoptive families for these children. Since 1999, more than 1,750 children have traveled to the U.S. as part of the program, and 80% have found adoptive families.

Each year Kidsave works with communities across the country to implement the Summer Miracles program. These communities consist of local families and volunteers who together commit to building and supporting the program. Community volunteers host, help to raise funds, organize events, advocate for each host child’s adoption through community and media outreach, and secure support services for the children, including medical, translation, and more.

Kidsave provides training and support to participating host families. We collaborate with social workers, adoption agencies, child welfare advocates, health professionals and government officials to find safe, appropriate families for each child who participates in the Summer Miracles program.

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