EVERY CHILD IS ADOPTABLE.
Every day, more than 50 youth age out of foster care without a permanent family.
Donate to help find forever families for these young people before it’s too late.
A Statement in Support of Justice
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption mourns the loss of life stemming from the hate-fueled shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ club. We grieve for the families whose loved ones were taken, and our thoughts are with the survivors. We stand with the LGBTQ+ community in denouncing all acts of violence.
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FOSTER CARE ADOPTION
Children are placed in foster care through no fault of their own because of abuse or neglect. They deserve a safe, loving and permanent 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.
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
A Team Worth Rooting For: Niyah and Elias’ Story
In 2017, siblings Niyah and Elias were adopted by Kameca and Jamar through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program after spending their entire lives in foster care. Three years after their adoption, the family of four have grown as a team.
“I didn’t understand what love really was until I met my children,” shared Kameca.
The Foundation reconnected with the family, who now lives in Texas, to see how they were doing.
How Much Does the Average Adoption Cost? featured on Today.com
In an article from Today.com, Foundation President & CEO Rita Soronen shared expertise and insights for prospective parents about the types of adoption, cost and support resources available.
“The adoption journey is one that, in the end, joyfully creates or expands a family and provides a child a permanent and loving home,” says Soronen. “Although costs can be a challenging part of that journey, there are multiple options and supports available.”Read More