finding forever families

for children in foster care

Children in foster care are particularly vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic. They need our help more than ever. Read a message from our President & CEO, Rita Soronen.

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Foster Care Adoption

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.”

Download our step-by-step guide to learn more and get started on the adoption journey.

Stories of Impact

The McIntyre Family

When Ariana was five years old, she had to be removed from her birth mother’s house after enduring years of abuse. “I had nightmares every single day,” she shared. “I thought, ‘Where am I going to live? Who is going to take care of me? How am I going to make friends?’” For more than five years, Ariana bounced between foster homes, longing for a permanent home. That dream came true in 2014 when she was adopted by Chris and Joanna McIntyre through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.


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The Business of Giving

Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, joined host Denver Frederick on The Business of Giving podcast to discuss how the Foundation is working to find permanent, loving homes for the growing number of children waiting to be adopted from foster care in North America.