At any given moment, there are about 443,000 children in foster care in the United States, and on average, children remain in these foster care homes for about 2 years.
And besides the common perception that the majority of the kids in foster care are very young, the average age of the kids that enter foster care is 8.
‘Together We Rise’ reported about 1,200 children are entering foster care in the United States every day. In order to address this issue, ‘Together We Rise’ is bringing together volunteers in order to help the children in foster care, and also encourage more families to adopt these children!
This is a non-profit organization, which is dedicated to transform the way the children navigate through foster care in America. It was founded back in 2008, by Danny Mendoza after he found out that his 9 year old cousin was living in a car. Even though he tried to help his cousin, he was younger than 21, therefore he had to ran into the obstacles.
After he was denied the capacity to support his cousin, he chose to figure out how to help kids in comparable circumstances. In the wake of advising his vision to his companions and associates, he was urged to begin another association.
His vision turned into a reality with Together We Rise developed, presently an across the country association changing the manner in which youth experience child care.
A couple of years back, the association began posting pictures of recently received children to Facebook and Instagram, and the reaction was stunning!
They clarified that a large number of individuals connected with them, ready to get familiar with the way toward turning into a temporary parent or adopt kids.
However, thousands of professional photographers have applied to donate their services to the families that are adopting. The overwhelming amount of inquires which led to the creation of an application for every interested photographer.
On the very first day, more than 5,000 professional photographers have signed up!