We often think in a wealthy country such as ours that there are no orphans. When we do think about adoption, most of us automatically assume we are speaking of private infant adoption. While Swell Forever™ wants to support all forms of adoption, raising awareness for the 100,000 children in the United States who are waiting in foster care to have a Forever Family is where our heart lies. These children come from a variety of backgrounds representing all races and ages, even infants. They have dreams and each has something valuable to offer the world.
Some of the most difficult children to place are sibling groups, those with disabilities and behavioral challenges, and older foster youth. There has long been a hesitance associated with adopting out of foster care, but children are simply children and they deserve unconditional love and the security of family just like everyone else. Yes, some children coming out of foster care can have understandable challenges, but with support services (often provided by the state) and a loving family, they can overcome great obstacles to grow into healthy and well adjusted adults. However, there are thousands of children that simply face challenges in placement due to status as a sibling group or because families often prefer to adopt infants. Many states provide full financial support for some adoptions out of foster care and in select cases even provide insurance for these children through the age of 18.
Our hope at Swell Forever™ is to bring the stories of these children to life, show you the beauty in adopting out of foster care, and raise awareness for the many opportunities each of us has to improve the outcomes for kids, who by no fault of their own, are waiting for a family. We believe that they deserve a life full of all things joyful, vibrant + beautiful, the resounding meaning behind our brand.
To learn more about foster care and adoption, we encourage you to visit www.adoptuskids.org where you can find out more about the requirements for adoption by each state and also see links to photos of children available for adoption. Another resource for learning more about children who are waiting is a service called the Heart Galleries. Numerous states across the U.S. provide brief bios and beautiful photos of the children who would like to call your home their own.
We have a closed group on Facebook dedicated to Foster and Adoptive Moms, please come join us!
For Families Considering U.S. Adoption Out of Foster Care
State Photo Galleries of Children Available for Adoption
Swell Forever™ was created with the goal of raising awareness and providing funds to help improve the chances of waiting children who need to find a Forever Family. All of our products are designed with a contribution margin in mind to make sure that even before we settle our expenses, your purchase directly contributes to our desire to help more families adopt out of foster care. Families are invited to submit their stories and request for grant funding on a rolling basis using the basic form below. Plans to adopt out of foster care are strongly favored; however, we will consider funding adoption of children both domestically and internationally especially in cases where the parent(s) are willing to embrace a child with unique challenges such as medical, behavioral, or emotional issues.
You do not have to be wealthy, own your own home, or look a certain way to adopt. A majority of the generous families who serve foster youth happen to make very modest incomes. If your heart is open to a child in need of a Forever Home, we don't care whether you live in a mansion, have a fancy car, or stay at home with your kids. We do have a few rules before providing any funding support to make sure our goals are met.
Requirements for Adoption Funding Support:
- Must be actively seeking a legal adoption placement with a home study completed or in progress
- Must be working with a private or public agency that can vouch for your participation in adoption proceedings
Families that can prove a need for financial assistance will have heavier consideration when it comes to determining grant recipients. We cannot guarantee that an applicant will receive any funding. Our funding cycles and available grants will be based on our sales and subject to ebbs and flows. Please follow our blog for more information on upcoming funding opportunities and to follow the stories of other families who have received adoption support through Swell Forever™.
Families who want to be featured on our Swell Forever™ blog will have the opportunity to provide a link to crowd funding. This will enable our followers and customers to donate directly to your adoption fund should they feel compelled to do so.
Please take a few minutes to apply for a Swell Forever Adoption Grant. Grant amounts will be a minimum of $150 and will range based on several varying factors. We take your privacy very seriously and will not share your information with others unless granted permission by you.
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