Non-profit organization Together We Rise says that in the United States, around 1,200 kids enter foster care every day.
This surprisingly high statistic is, of course, heartbreaking especially considering the fact that living in foster care is sometimes viewed in negative light by some people. On top of that, the wait until a child finally gets adopted can be quite agonizing.
This is where groups like TWR can be extremely helpful.
About 2 years ago, the organization thought it would be a good idea to post pictures of newly adopted kids on their official Facebook and Instagram accounts. The result of it was overwhelming to say the least.
In an interview with BoredPanda, TWR said:
“We’ve had thousands of people reach out to us and either say they are considering being a foster parent or adopting because of the photos.”
Recognizing the potentials of what TWR is doing, a lot of people pitched in to help the organization.
“Every day we have people reaching out to us wanting to learn more about the adoption process or what they can do to help. We even inspired thousands of professional photographers who wanted to donate their services to families adopting. With an overwhelming amount of inquires we posted an application for any interested photographers and in the first day we had over 5,000 professionals sign up. “
Here are some of the heartwarming photos shared online by TWR:
To be honest, I did shed a little tear after looking at these images. I’m just so happy for these kids.
If you want to learn more about adoption or at least how you can help, feel free to visit the Together We Rise website.
Afghan Teacher Uses Bike As Mobile Library To Give Children Access To Books
He, however, receives death threats for his noble deed.
Reading to children has several benefits such as teaching them how to cope in various situations. It can also help them develop a love for reading. But for children who live in places plagued by war, reading materials are things they don’t get to see and hold often.
Thankfully, one Afghan teacher wants to make a difference by giving the kids in Afghanistan the chance to read books. Saber Hosseini believes children should have access to books. He had this idea of receiving donations from friends and realize his goal of bringing books to children.
Saber Hosseini believes children in his place should have access to books.
Awesome Guy Bought Charter Buses To Provide Sleeping Spaces For The Homeless
He was once homeless and he now wants to help other homeless people.
Simon Rowe of Australia was homeless in 1993 and only relied on his car for shelter. But about twenty years later, he managed to change his fate and became determined to help others who were also in the same situation that he was in.
He thought of ways on how he can help the homeless people in Melbourne, Australia and eventually came up with the best solution – the Sleep Bus.
Fingerless Pianist Make Unbelievably Beautiful Music
Need an inspiration for today? Check out the story of this amazing guy!
When his adoptive parents, Vladimir and Luisa Levachkovye, noticed his interest for music, they purchased a synthesizer for him. He learned to play the instrument and later participated on various competitions. In fact, he even won some of them.
The catch? Well, this musician is not an ordinary guy since he doesn’t have any fingers – or hands, for that matter.
Meet Alexey Romanov, an 18-year-old piano prodigy from Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan. Despite being born with a debilitating illness, he has not let that stop him from chasing his dreams. So despite taking up music just several years ago, the teen is now an accomplished pianist who has performed on national TV.
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