Randi Thompson

Biography

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.

randi@kidsave.org

Randi at the Kidsave Offices in LA
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

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