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Laura Daniela needs a family

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EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2012

Molly Mee

THE STORY:

Friends and Family,

Tom, Noah, and I would like to introduce you to Laura Daniela.  Laura is a 12-year-old Colombian girl who longs for a family.  She has been in government care in Colombia for years, and traditional efforts to find her an adoptive family have failed.Laura’s life in Colombia is difficult and lonely.  When she entered the child welfare system, she lived in a protection home with her siblings, but sadly, she is now separated from her brother.  Laura has been left behind and is very much alone. 

In late November, Laura Daniela will join our family for about 5 weeks as part of Kidsave's Winter Miracles Program.  We would like to help Laura  find a forever family by hosting her at our home and by introducing her to families in our area that may consider adopting her. As you can imagine it costs a lot of money to help get Laura here.  We are incurring costs on our end but we also want to help donate to Kidsave for the significant costs they incur.  Here is how your contribution will help the Winter Miracles program:

§  Travel logistics

§  Medical examination in home country

§  Psychological assessment in home country

§  Passport, visa and vaccinations

§  Child Chaperone expenses – travel, per diem, passport & visa

§  Medical insurance in the US for the children and chaperones

§  Host family recruiting and orientation

§  Host family application processing and program training

§  Matching children with appropriate families

§  Child advocacy materials

§  Program supplies

§  Language translation costs

Since its inception, Kidsave’s Summer and Winter Miracles programs have given 1,700 orphaned and abandoned children summer visits with families. Over 80% of the children who visited found families who have adopted them or are pursuing their adoption.

 Please join us in supporting Kidsave’s efforts to ensure that no child grows up alone.  A contribution in any amount would be greatly appreciated.  To learn more about Kidsave and the Summer and Winter Miracles programs, please visit www.kidsave.org.  You may also contact Lauren Reicher-Gordon, Vice President and Director of Programs, at 310-642-7283 or lauren@kidsave.org

Thank you so much for your consideration.We plan to introduce Laura Daniela to our friends and family when she arrives. Email me with any questions.  mmee@towson.edu.

Molly, Tom, and Noah

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