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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.”
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Stories of Impact
Tonya’s Message of Hope
Tonya spent six long years in foster care before she was adopted at age 12 through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program in North Carolina. She bravely agreed to share her story because she wants to inspire hope in other children who are still waiting to be adopted. “I’m glad that I have a family that actually wants me and loves me as much as I love them,” she said.
CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE AMONG THOSE AT RISK AMID PANDEMIC
WCBS, New York City
Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and Wendy Wonderful Kids recruiter, Shantell, were interviewed about why children in foster care are particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. “Most of our children come from low-income backgrounds,” Shantell shared. “Sometimes, they’re staying between different places. They’re taking the subway. So they’re putting themselves out there where they’re at risk of contracting the disease.”