Today, Together We Rise has grown into a full-fledged non-profit organization that raises awareness and brings resources to foster youth throughout America. But one thing that remains the same? The touching photos of the children the moment they officially become part of their forever families. Keep scrolling to see some of the incredibly sweet children bursting with joy on their big day.
Posted to Together We Rise’s Instagram and Facebook pages, a typical photo shows the child next a sign that clocks how much time they spent in foster care before their adoption day. “One of the most powerful and positive things that can happen for children in foster care is getting adopted into a forever family,” said the organization’s Executive Director, Gianna Dahlia.
Each post tells the story of the adoption and contains advice from the child’s adoptive parent(s) alongside each photograph. Through this program, a community has been created that helps existing foster families and inspires potential parents and volunteers. This little lady’s new mom’s advice to future parents about to face the foster care system? “Be patient.”