March 4, 2019
Paramount Pictures hosted Kidsave’s Weekend Miracles Event March 2 on the studio lot, giving interested families and older foster youth an opportunity to engage and connect through fun interactive activities.
Kidsave is a nonprofit dedicated to helping older kids find families by safely introducing them to caring adults first through interactive, fun events and ultimately through weekend hosting visits. Host families mentor the kids and introduce them to prospective adoptive parents. The kids are empowered to select hosts they are interested in getting to know more, flipping the idea of a traditional adoption event; 75% of kids are adopted or remain connected to an adult they met through Kidsave.
The event was kicked off by Sean Anders, who wrote and directed the film Instant Family, which was inspired by his real-life experience adopting three older children out of foster care. Instant Family is available now digitally, and arrives on Blu-ray and DVD March 5 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.