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for children in foster care

More than 125,000 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.”

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Stories of Impact

The McIntyre Family

When Ariana was five years old, she had to be removed from her birth mother’s house after enduring years of abuse. “I had nightmares every single day,” she shared. “I thought, ‘Where am I going to live? Who is going to take care of me? How am I going to make friends?’” For more than five years, Ariana bounced between foster homes, longing for a permanent home. That dream came true in 2014 when she was adopted by Chris and Joanna McIntyre through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.


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Celebrating 1,000 Adoptions from Foster Care in Ohio

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recently celebrated that more than 1,000 children have been adopted in Ohio through our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. “We are grateful for the committed partnership of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the support of local and state officials and the diligent work of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters across Ohio in reaching this important milestone,” said Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Foundation.


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