finding forever families

for children in foster care

Every day, more than 50 youth age out of foster care with no permanent family and no safety net. Donate today to give young people still waiting in foster care the foundation for a brighter future before it’s too late.

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Children enter foster care through no fault of their own because of abuse or neglect. They deserve a safe, loving home.

As our founder, Dave Thomas, always said,

“These children are not someone else’s responsibility. They are our responsibility.”

You can help. Learn more and spread the word about the critical need for foster care adoption in the U.S.


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Stories of Impact

A Forever Family for Zach


For five long years, Zach moved between his biological family and foster care with no permanent place to call home. Fortunately, Zach’s journey changed when he was adopted at age 11 through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program in West Virginia. Now 19, he is thriving in college on a full scholarship. Together, we can give more young people, like Zach, the foundation for a brighter future.


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A Statement in Support of Justice

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New York Times highlights impact of COVID-19 on youth in foster care

In a recent article for The New York Times, reporter David Dodge highlighted how the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is working to find adoptive homes for children in foster care who are facing the COVID-19 crisis without the security and stability of a permanent family.


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