finding forever families

for children in foster care

Right now, more than 115,000 children are waiting to be adopted from foster care. Your gift will help find loving, permanent families for teenagers, children with special needs and siblings who are most often overlooked.

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A Statement in Support of Justice

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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.”

You can help. Learn more and spread the word about the critical need for foster care adoption in the U.S.

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Stories of Impact

A Forever Family for Conner

Placed in foster care when he was 7, Conner spent nearly half of his young life longing for a permanent place to call home.

“I moved a bunch. I really didn’t want to move that much. I didn’t think I could have a family,” he shared.

Fortunately, Conner was adopted at age 12 by James and Jayme through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program and has the comfort and security he deserves.

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Welcome To The Family, As Featured In Parents Magazine

Parents magazine recently profiled several families who came together through foster care adoption — including Tonya in North Carolina and siblings Michael, Roman and Lilliana in Washington, who were adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.

 

“Adopting Tonya is the best thing we’ve ever done,” Tonya’s dad, Brian, shared with the magazine. “Being her parent is such an awesome feeling that I have a hard time putting it into words. I’ve never been more proud of anything.”

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