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A Statement in Support of Justice
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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
Love Makes A Family: Isaiah, Jordan and Sophia’s Story
For more than three years, Isaiah, Jordan and Sophia lingered in foster care, often separated from each other, after enduring physical abuse and neglect. They longed for a safe, permanent place to call home … together.
Thankfully, the siblings were reunited and adopted by Shane and Adrian with support from the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.
Today, Isaiah, Jordan and Sophia get to travel the world and experience many special firsts with their forever family.
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.