CEO and Co-Founder
Randi Thompson visited her first orphanage in Kazakhstan. She saw teens being emancipated from the orphanage with no jobs and no hope and from this trip a passion to make a difference was born. Randi created and managed Kidsave’s first Family Visit Program, Summer Miracles, from her bedroom desk — giving 177 orphans summer vacations and 97% found families. Over the years over 1800 children have benefited from this work.
Randi also championed the Kidsave Family Visit Model in Russia, Kazakhstan and Colombia and was integral to the acceptance of the program in Los Angeles County. She is Kidsave’s CEO, oversees all Kidsave domestic and international operations. She has worked extensively abroad and has trained professionals on the Family Visit Model and best practices for family recruitment in the US and overseas.
Randi is an adoptive mom of two grown children, a proud step mother of two daughters and one grand-daughter.