Every day in the United States 1,200 kids enter in the foster care program according to Together We Rise. Their lives, unfortunately, will be run by uncertainty and stigma. In order to bring awareness to foster care adoption a series of heartwarming photos were posted on social media.
For over two years TWR has been sharing pictures of newly adopted children on Instagram and Facebook with amazing reaction from the online community.
“With so much negative news surrounding foster care we just want highlight the positive with amazing adoptions that are happening every day,” TWR Executive Director, Gianna Dahlia, told The Huffington Post.
“There are many negative stereotypes surrounding kids in foster care but they are just children who want loving families and there are families out there fighting for them,” she added. “We just want to inspire those families either going the process or considering the adoption process that it can be done and it is worth it.”
Enjoy the photos and let’s spread the word, let’s help these wonderful kids!
😍! He spent 4 years at the hospital then another 2 in foster care but he is home now !!!! !!!! !!! A photo posted by Together We Rise (@togetherwerise) on
Adoption is powerful and beautiful 😍🐻💙 #fostercare #fosterlove #togetherwerise A photo posted by Together We Rise (@togetherwerise) on
Nothing but smiles as Lukis joins his forever family after 884 days in foster care! #fosterlove #fostercare #togetherwerise A photo posted by Together We Rise (@togetherwerise) on
“We got a call one Friday afternoon begging us to take a newborn in “just until Monday.” Over 30 agencies in Los Angeles County had been contacted. No open beds. We were reluctant as we had 3 and 4 year old adopted daughters and a newly placed 5 year old foster son. But we said yes. Needless to say 3 days turned into forever and we couldn’t be more blessed or excited that our son is forever ours. Once you are exposed to the world of foster care and adoption, your life is forever changed. We are blessed.” #fosterlove #fostercare #togetherwerise #adopted
Over 100,000 children in foster care are waiting to be adopted. Thanks to the McGinnis family, there is one less. Congratulations on your new FOREVER FAMILY <3 #fosterlove #adopted #fostercare #togetherwerise A photo posted by Together We Rise (@togetherwerise) on
Oh shooooot! There was another adoption today as well!!! !!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍 #fostercare A photo posted by Together We Rise (@togetherwerise) on
In 2011, we provided this young man with a bicycle on our tour across the country. Susannah Steele was one of the volunteers that was at the the event that day. Little did they know that one day they would meet again and both of their lives would be changed forever. Today, Susannah and Ben Steele, officially adopted him and their last name could not be any more perfect. Thanks BigHouse Foundation for everything you do for children in foster care <3 #fosterlove #familyofsteele #fostercare (WHY SUPERMAN? SUPERMAN WAS ADOPTED) A photo posted by Together We Rise (@togetherwerise) on
It took 4 years, but she finally found her FOREVER FAMILY 😍🐻💙 #fostercare #adoption A photo posted by Together We Rise (@togetherwerise) on
This incredible family adopted all 5 siblings so they wouldn’t be separated. And thank you so much for including us in this special day😍🐻💙 #fostercare #adoption A photo posted by Together We Rise (@togetherwerise) on
848 days in foster care until now, welcome to your FOREVER FAMILY <3 In honor of National Adoption month, every morning we will highlight an adoption from the foster care system in November. #adoption #fosterlove #fostercare A photo posted by Together We Rise (@togetherwerise) on