finding forever families

for children in foster care

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A Statement in Support of Justice

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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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Hope Through The Darkness

For children in foster care, the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and the tragic events of the past year have been profound. But through this time of darkness, there is reason to hope.


“By continuing to work together, by striving much harder for just and equitable systems and communities for our children, and by staying committed to our core belief that every child deserves a safe and permanent home, we will honor and achieve Dave Thomas’ vision of hope for those children still waiting to be adopted — and fulfill the dream of a family and a home,” writes Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Foundation.

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