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for children in foster care

More than 123,000 children are waiting to be adopted from foster care. You can help.

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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 Toles Family

Joe Toles grew up in foster care and aged out of the system when he was 21 years old. “Statistically, I should be in jail, or I could be dead,” he says. “But that’s not my destiny.” Committed to creating a home base for children who didn’t have one, Joe adopted his first of seven sons from foster care in 2010. Four of his sons were adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program in New York City.

 

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IN THE NEWS

Inside Philanthropy

A Foundation Created by an Adopted Child Pays it Forward

Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted, dedicated his life to helping children in need of a permanent home and loving family. Inside Philanthropy profiled how the Foundation is carrying Dave’s legacy forward with generous support from the Wendy’s family and a growing number of donors across North America.

 

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