Supporter Spotlight: Sean Niklas

Posted on February 21, 2019

Sean Niklas is President of Saren Restaurants, Inc., a Wendy’s franchisee in Chicago, IL. Adopted as a newborn, he has committed his life to giving back through his restaurants and as a longtime supporter of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. By Sean Niklas My life truly began five days after

More needed to help foster children who age out of care

Posted on February 19, 2019

Through our signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada is working to find adoptive homes for the more than 30,000 children waiting in Canada’s foster care system. The Toronto Sun spoke to the Foundation’s President & CEO, Rita Soro

Children never outgrow the need for family

Posted on February 11, 2019

How Wendy’s Wonderful Kids is changing lives in Louisiana By Donna Edwards, First Lady of Louisiana Over the past three years, Louisiana has been transforming our approach to foster care and adoption. In 2016, our Department of Children and Family Services launched statewide implementation of

Q&A: Jocelyne Raymond, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter

Posted on February 1, 2019

Through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada provides grants to child welfare organizations to hire and train recruiters in our Child-Focused Recruitment Model. A rigorous, five-year evaluation of the model in the U.S. revealed that it is up t

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