Foster Care Success Stories
WWK recruiter ‘willing to climb the fence’ to find children forever families
The Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) recruiters work with children who have previously been thought of as “hard to place:” Children who are older, part of sibling groups, or have emotional or developmental challenges. But these labels do not stop our recruiters from finding families. Not even a defiant foster parent will deter them.
Above all, love and persistence reunite a family
In a true testament of the importance of the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids model, is the story of 17-year-old Beth Ann. Separated from her siblings after she was placed into foster care in 2006, she moved around several times before she found her family and was reunited with her siblings and extended family.
From teacher to father
I am a teacher and have spent most of my teaching working with students with special needs -- mostly students in foster care. Over the years, my wife and I often have talked about adopting a child and particularly one of the many nice students I have had in my classes.
After decade in foster care, brothers find forever family
Miguel and Antonio were placed in foster care in 2001 because of abuse and neglect. They lived in several foster and group homes, and the two fought constantly – so much so that social workers considered separating them. When a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) recruiter learned of Miguel and Antonio’s...
Siblings make educational strides since finding forever family
Siblings Carter, Cynthia and Charlie were placed in foster care in 2009 after their parents were arrested for drug-related offenses. Their family history is full of physical and learning disabilities as well as health issues, and all of the children were academically delayed from a lack of active learning when...
‘I have personally benefited from Mr. Thomas’ commitment’
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The healing power of family
Ezra had been in care one year when he was referred to his Wendy’s Wonderful Kids caseworker. He was born prematurely at 33 weeks and was medically fragile. He was diagnosed with macrocephaly and subdural hematomas. He also had speech, large and small motor delays. When the recruiter read Ezra’s file, things...
Foster parents about to adopt children from Wendy’s Wonderful Kids
My wife and I are currently foster parents on the way to adopting two wonderful (WWK) kids. These two had been in the system for almost four years and were considered “hard to place” due to the neglect and abuse they had received. My wife and I had found an...