National Adoption Month: 4 Ways to Make a Difference

Posted on October 31, 2022

November is National Adoption Month — a special time to celebrate families that have grown through adoption and raise awareness of the more than 115,000 children in foster care across the United States who are waiting for someone to step forward to adopt them.  Youth like Willie, who was placed

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Supporter Spotlight: Amy Chang

Posted on October 21, 2022

Amy Chang is a mother and content creator based in Los Angeles, California. Her beauty platform is focused on wellness and helping women look and feel their best. Adopted as an infant from South Korea, Amy was placed in the foster care system again when she was 10 months old before being adopted by

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Love Makes A Family: Willie’s Story 

Posted on October 3, 2022

Florida Willie was just 11 years old when he was placed in foster care after experiencing abuse and neglect.  “I remember that we were struggling, me and my mom,” reflected Willie. “We didn’t really have food, nothing like that. We were sleeping on the floor.”  As his time in foster care b

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The Freedom to Be Me: Brianna’s Story

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New York At just 8 years old, Brianna was placed in foster care, through no fault of her own, after experiencing years of abuse and neglect. The youngest of six children, Brianna was separated from her siblings, including her oldest sister, Amanda. “When you go into foster care, you’re like,

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Never too old for a family

Posted on October 1, 2022

By Melinda Haggerty, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Senior Vice President, General Counsel Previously published April 2015 Personal and professional experiences have taught us that you never outgrow the need for a family. At the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we know that sentiment is es

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