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04/26/2016 05:19 pm ET | Updated May 03, 2016

22 Heartwarming Photos Of Kids Adopted From Foster Care

See them smile with signs that show how long they were in foster care before adoption.

A series of heartwarming photos is shining a light on foster care adoption.

For over two years, the nonprofit Together We Rise has been sharing sweet photos of foster kids on the day they were adopted into their "forever families." Posted on the organization's Instagram and Facebook page, the photos show the kids next to signs that reveal how much time they spent in foster care before their adoptions.

"Ohana means family, family means no one gets left behind" <3 #fosterlove #adoption #fostercare

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Together We Rise aims to improve the lives of children in the U.S. foster care system by offering resources like school supplies, bicycles, educational programs and even college scholarships. The nonprofit also educates volunteers about the issues surrounding the foster care system and provides information to foster parents about the adoption process. Sharing foster care adoption photos on social media is just one of its many initiatives.

"With so much negative news surrounding foster care we just want highlight the positive with amazing adoptions that are happening every day," TWR Executive Director, Gianna Dahlia, told The Huffington Post.

"There are many negative stereotypes surrounding kids in foster care, but they are just children who want loving families -- and there are families out there fighting for them," she added. "We just want to inspire those families either going the process or considering the adoption process that it can be done and it is worth it."

Keep scrolling to see a some of the sweet adoption photos shared by Together We Rise.

Real people changing lives💙🐻 #fostercare

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😍! He spent 4 years at the hospital then another 2 in foster care but he is home now !!!! !!!! !!!

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Adoption is powerful and beautiful 😍🐻💙 #fostercare #fosterlove #togetherwerise

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We just ... Ya! Adorable ! Congrats on your adoption ! #fosterlove #fostercare #adoption

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Nothing but smiles as Lukis joins his forever family after 884 days in foster care! #fosterlove #fostercare #togetherwerise

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This just in 😍🐻💙! Yes! !! #adopted #fostercare #fosterlove #togetherwerise

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Oh shooooot! There was another adoption today as well!!! !!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍 #fostercare

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After 907 days of being in foster care, she has been officially Adopted <3 !!! #fostercare #fosterlove #togetherwerise

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We got the photographer to donate her time to take this photo and it came out beyond perfect. #fostercare

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Family isn't always blood. They just got adopted together and are officially brothers 😍💙🐻 #fostercare #togetherwerise

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Family isn't always blood. Their Adoption from foster care is finally official 💙🐻 #fostercare #adoption

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It took 4 years, but she finally found her FOREVER FAMILY 😍🐻💙 #fostercare #adoption

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Today their Adoption became official 😍💙🐻🐧 #fosterlove #fostercare #adoption

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