Ever since I blogged about our experience hosting an older orphaned child from the Kidsave Summer Miracles program, many of you have asked me if “Rita,” the 12-year-old girl who stayed with us, ever found an adoptive family. Though I knew that good things were in the works, I was always hesitant to give an update since there were so many variables at play. But I am thrilled to finally be able to announce that “Rita” has been adopted and is currently heading back to the U.S. with her beautiful new family!
“Rita’s” real name is Ana, and her new family found her through her involvement in the Kidsave program. I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to have been part of something like that! I’m thrilled for her, and for her new parents.
If you would like to read more about our experience having her stay with us in summer of 2009, all the posts I wrote on the subject during that time are here. You can find out more about Kidsave at their website here. If there is a program in your area, consider being a host family! It’s a guaranteed way to change a child’s life — as well as your own.