Read The Research
Wendy’s Wonderful Kids research
Click here to view the Fact Sheet
Click here to view the Executive Summary
Click here to view the Evaluation Report Summary
Click here to view the Program Description and Implementation Technical Report
Click here to view the Impact Findings Technical Report
Click here to view the Parent Brief
Click here to view the Youth Brief
Click here to view the Guide to Child-Focused Recruitment
Click here to view the Policy Maker’s Guide
From Awareness to Action: DTFA Philanthropic Strategy
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s philanthropic strategy could someday provide a case study of how the private and public sectors can work together to develop innovative solutions to major social issues that neither sector can solve on its own. Download the report.
Adoption attitudes research
DTFA’s National Foster Care Adoption Attitudes Survey aims to understand Americans’ attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions about foster care. The most recent survey was conducted in 2007 by Harris Interactive. The research uncovers many misperceptions and uninformed beliefs about foster care adoption.
We work tirelessly to correct these perceptions, and invite you to look over the results here. Learn the truth about this critical issue, and help spread the word.
Together, we can increase the number of Americans engaged in the foster care adoption process. To do this, we must provide an accurate picture of children waiting for adoption, and families capable of opening their homes. We must also make the specific steps for the adoption process absolutely clear.
Finally, key reforms must be implemented into the U.S. foster care system to ensure the adoption process is efficient and that agencies are responsive to the needs of prospective parents.