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Join us on our mission to dramatically increase the number of adoptions of children waiting in North America’s foster care systems.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has helped to find safe, permanent homes for more than 14,000 children and youth across the United States and Canada, but we cannot stop until every waiting child has a forever family.

We provide a supportive and caring workplace where you can make an impact. We are growing and looking for the right talent to expand our awareness campaigns and innovative programs in service of our mission.

Invest your career in making a difference and join our team’s unwavering commitment to change the journey for children lingering in foster care.

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If you believe you would be a good fit for our organization, please share your information below to be considered for future opportunities.

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By finding forever families for children in foster care, we have created a family of our own.


Voted a “Best Place to Work” in 2021 by Columbus Business First


We are an engaged team unified by core beliefs and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Read our Statement in Support of Justice.

Take a look inside our forever home, an inspiring space that reflects the spirit of the Foundation and the communities we serve.


At the Foundation, we value each member of our team, and we are committed to taking care of you.

We provide competitive compensation and benefits, such as:

  • top-tier medical, dental, vision and paid life insurance
  • disability plans
  • adoption and foster care benefits
  • organization-sponsored health reimbursement account (HRA) debit card
  • eligibility for a retirement match program
  • a flexible, hybrid work environment
  • paid holidays, as well as paid personal and sick days
  • performance reviews and career advancement opportunities
  • a new office with innovative technology and collaborative workspaces
  • and more!

“If we can get one child adopted into a loving family, all our work will be worth it.”

– Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s® and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, religious beliefs, political affiliation, creed, HIV/AIDS status, ethnicity, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, familial status, veteran/military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest or any other category protected by applicable law. Any employee who engages in such conduct is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.