The Beautiful Together Liberation Fund invests in freeing up orphaned children who have “fallen through the cracks” and are currently destined to spend their entire life in an orphanage, only to age out and face pretty devastating statistics: rampant homelessness, repeated victimization, forced prostitution, and alarmingly high suicide rates.
It is not necessarily common knowledge that a large number of children living in orphanages are technically considered “unadoptable”. The reasons for this may vary, but nearly always it is because the correct paperwork wasn’t completed as needed, due of a variety of situations. Files are damaged or lost. Sometimes it is because documents weren’t delivered when children transitioned from one orphanage into another one. Other times, a report wasn’t filed in time, or perhaps ever at all. Sometimes it is because all the correct reports were filed, but there was a simple mistake made – and no one went back to correct it.
What so many of these children need is simply an advocate who will identify the issue blocking their “adoptability”, clear up paperwork needs or clerical errors, pursue Orphan Status Verification documentation (often needed even if an older child has been at an orphanage since they were hours old), track down missing police reports, or be the one to close one tiny legal loop so that child finally has a shot at joining a family.
100% of the funds that Beautiful Together receives towards the Liberation Fund will go directly towards these legal and advocacy efforts to help ensure that every single child has an opportunity to grow up with a family to call their own.