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Tawanesha and Jesseca

Tawanesha and Jesseca

Overview: Tawanesha is a vivacious and determined young woman. She has always been very thoughtful and compassionate for others. She spent he life growing up in the foster care system, aging out at 18. At 13 she joined the Kidsave program and was...

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Tyree’s Story

Tyree’s Story

Tyree’s story before he came to Kidsave was not a happy one. At the time of his referral to the program, he was living in a residential facility, and had been in foster care essentially since the day he was born. Tyree also has sickle cell...

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A Miracle in Courtroom 404

A Miracle in Courtroom 404

When I entered the courtroom where the adoption finalization would occur, I was struck by the big smile on the judge’s face. He was telling James how happy he was to see him with his dads for his adoption. He shared that he has known James for...

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“Unadoptable”

“Unadoptable”

Not a stranger to loss, Sari knew in her heart she could successfully parent a teenage in foster care. Sari completed the foster care certification process, but hadn’t found the right match. Then a friend told her about Kidsave. Sari had always...

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David and John

David and John

David, age 15, was born in El Salvador. After a rocky start in life and losing his mother, David was brought to the United States by his brother, who hoped that by coming here he would have a better life. After spending a couple of years in...

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Kidsave events have given my youth opportunities to seek supports within the community. The Kidsave hosts who have connected with my teens have provided support to teens who feel they have very little.


Fawnda Sandoval, Child Social Worker III

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Adoption and Permanency Resource Division

Kidsave Weekend Miracles brings in a whole group of adults who weren’t ready to foster or adopt but want to make a difference in a child’s lives…
There are a slew of families interested in making a difference.


Sari Grant

Los Angeles County Recruitment Administrator

Eight years into hosting I can truly say Tawanesha is my family. The Kidsave experience has changed both of our lives for the better. Watching Tawanesha persevere through obstacles has been the most fulfilling experience ever.


Jesseca Ryan

Kidsave Host

Phone: 310-642-7283
Fax: 310-641-7283
100 Corporate Pointe Suite 380
Culver City, CA 90230