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Program seeks summer host homes for foster, orphaned youth

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From page A3 | March 13, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Kidsave is seeking families willing to open their homes to a child without parents for one month this summer – with the idea of helping that child find a family.

The children are coming from orphanages and foster care in Latvia and Colombia.

Two local families, Mary and Ross Riesche of Vacaville and Frank and Debbie Hoeven of Benicia, adopted children from Russia after they hosted them as part of Kidsave.

Elizabeth Spier, coordinator for the Boulder Creek, Northern California program, said families don’t have to commit to adopt. Time is what these children need.

“Hosting is a way to dramatically change a child’s life,” she said in press materials. “If people don’t meet these kids, they won’t find families. But once someone gets to know one of these children, everything changes.”

Hosting a child for a summer vacation is one way to help children get permanent homes, Spier said. Host families provide an opportunity for orphaned youth to enjoy life with a family.

Program volunteers are also needed. Scholarship donations are welcome to support the children’s visits. For more information, visit www.kidsave.org/programs/orphan-hosting.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or amaginnis@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

 
Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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  • Skeptic ScroogeMarch 13, 2014 - 3:32 am

    So many in our own country need homes, when adopting out if country you never know uf the child was stolen.

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  • my2centsMarch 13, 2014 - 6:26 am

    I agree with Skeptic. We have thousands of children available for adoption in America stuck in foster care. Let's start there.

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  • PornacMarch 13, 2014 - 7:07 am

    Abortion kills. Make more orphans!

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  • Jason KnowlesMarch 13, 2014 - 10:02 am

    You're killing me, Pornac!

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  • anitaMarch 13, 2014 - 9:04 am

    I agree start here for adoptions we have so many kids that have no homes Also we never know if the child has been sold or stolen from their own parents. We need to adopt American. The system needs to make American children more available to homes that can love them and take care of them without paying outrages adoption fees. I know I would be happy to take on kids and care for them.

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  • Rita GoldenMarch 13, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    I totally agree with Skeptic Scrooge, my2cents and anita. There are so many children in the USA who need a loving family. Charity begins in the home.

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