A temporary home can become a child’s forever family.
Together We Rise is a non-profit on a mission to help children in the foster care system by supplying them with essentials and promoting adoption through the system.
The organization was founded by college students in 2008 after they were denied by multiple government agencies from helping foster children since they were under 21 years old, due to federal regulations.
The students decided to form their own non-profit instead to address the need they saw in their own southern California community.
Together We Rise provides personalized duffel bags stuffed with goodies, including blankets and teddy bears for the children. Since many foster children are only given a trash bag to transport their few belongings, a duffel bag can become a great comfort to those in foster care.
The non-profit also recognizes children who have recently been adopted by their foster family in order to promote adoption through the system and showcase the happy families.
Below are 17 children and families whose lives have become a testament to the power of fostering a child and adopting them as their own.