Building Bright Futures for Youth in Foster Care

Posted on August 22, 2023

As young people head back to school this fall, many are excited about the new friends they will make or subjects they will learn. But for the more than 113,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care in the United States, it may be hard to focus on school when they are worried they may have

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Supporter Spotlight: Mike Welch

Posted on August 17, 2023

Mike Welch OBE is President and CEO of He recently spoke with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption about his experience growing up in foster care and his path to success in his professional and personal life. Mike Welch OBE, President and CEO of Growing up in foster c

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2023 Recruiter of the Year: Anna from Michigan

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During the 2023 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® Summit, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognized Anna, a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter from Orchard’s Children Services in Michigan, as a Recruiter of the Year. Anna is an advocate and a source of hope for the children she serves. Pictured:

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