Host a Child in Foster Care!

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What does it mean to be a "Host"?

Think of it as being a super mentor and opening your heart and home to a child who needs the stability, security, and support of a family.

By hosting through our Los Angeles Weekend Miracles program, you commit to spending regular time with an older kid in foster care, this means seeing them at least twice a month for a minimum of a year. Host families spend this time getting to know a teen, building a connection, and supporting them as they navigate their lives with the goal of developing a lifelong, connected, caring relationship. Additionally, Hosts help advocate to find an adoptive family if that is what their host child wishes.

If you would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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200 Corporate Pointe, Suite 325, CULVER CITY, CA 90230, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create change so that children to be adopted grow up in families and are connected to caring adults. Kidsave International is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization


In 1993 Terry Baugh traveled to Russia to adopt a child. She was not prepared for what she saw. The orphanage was a huge, cold institution with an insufficient number of caregivers for all of the children. Children with shaved heads were sitting in playpens with no toys and no stimulation. Terry shared her experience with Randi Thompson, her business partner, also an adoptive parent. They did their homework and learned that the neglect caused by orphanage living creates brain damage, psychological problems and slows development.

Randi and Terry believed these children deserved a voice - and families. They needed a second chance. A miracle. So, they teamed up to make that miracle happen and founded Kidsave.

In the summer of 1999, Kidsave gave 177 older orphanage children summer vacations in the US with American families - 97% were adopted. It was a miracle for these children and for Terry and Randi it provided the basis for creating Kidsave’s Family Visit Model, which has now been successfully tested in Russia, Colombia, and the USA as a way to help older kids in care find parents and committed mentors.

Now, working in partnership with more than a dozen governments and local non-profits, and thousands of children later, Kidsave’s work continues with international programs in Colombia, Ukraine, and Sierra Leone, and in Los Angeles and Houston foster care helping kids find adoptive parents and lasting connections to caring adults.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community


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Multiple locations Los Angeles, CA 90014



  • Mentoring
  • Child Development
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 5~ hours per month for a minimum of a year.
  • Orientation, application, training, live scan/background check, CPR/first aid, proof of driver's documents and DMV record, in-home visit, releases.

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