HURRY: Double your impact on GivingTuesday
T. Marzetti Company is generously matching all gifts to the Foundation for GivingTuesday, up to $50,000! Donate before midnight on 11/28 to make 2x for children lingering in foster care, like Isaiah. Can we count on you?
EVERY CHILD IS ADOPTABLE.
MAKE 2x THE IMPACT
2x GIVINGTUESDAY MATCH:
Thanks to a generous match from T. Marzetti Company, your gift to the Foundation before midnight on GivingTuesday could have DOUBLE the impact, up to $50,000, in helping to find permanent, loving families for young people who have been lingering in foster care the longest.
A Statement in Support of Justice
Read a message from our President & CEO
FOSTER CARE ADOPTION
Children are placed in foster care after enduring abuse, neglect, parental drug use or other issues that made their home unsafe. And right now, more than 113,000 of those young people in the United States are waiting for someone to step forward to adopt them.
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.
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Through our national awareness campaigns and innovative programs, the Foundation is dedicated to achieving the vision that every child will have a permanent home and a loving family.
A rigorous, five-year national evaluation revealed that children referred to our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program are up to 3x more likely to be adopted from foster care.
Stories of Impact
Building Trust and an Unbreakable Bond: Merriah’s Story
Merriah was placed in foster care at age 6 after enduring abuse and neglect. For nine long years, she waited for a permanent place to call home. Fortunately, with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and her Wendy’s Wonderful Kids adoption recruiter, Merriah was adopted by Emilie and John just before her 15th birthday.
DAVE THOMAS FOUNDATION FOR ADOPTION FEATURED ON GMA3
In celebration of National Adoption Month, “GMA3” hosted siblings Hailey, Jayden, Alexis and Jase to share their family’s adoption story.
For nearly two years, the siblings lingered in foster care after experiencing abuse and neglect. Their journey changed when they were adopted by Jayden’s fifth-grade teacher, Justin, and his wife, Kasey, with help from the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.