In 2010, Forever Families began as a fundraiser to assist local families in their adoption journey. Recognizing that 99% of the world's orphans will never be adopted, Forever Families also began supporting orphan-care ministries in Ethiopia, China, Haiti, and Honduras.
In 2011, Forever Families expanded its scope with an Adoption 101 workshop. This grew into the annual Adoption Connection event, which now has over 125 participants each year from throughout southeastern Wisconsin! Forever Families also coordinates adoption support groups, because we recognize that the challenges of adoption don't end when the child comes home to their forever family.
Since 2010, Forever Families has raised $150,000, and 100% of the proceeds go to support adoption and orphan care. Forever Families has distributed over 30 adoption grants and is dedicated to supporting families in all stages of the adoption journey, whether they are considering adoption, are currently in the process of adopting, or have adopted children in their home (or out of the home) and are looking for support, camaraderie, and resources.