Have you ever perused the list of top Adoption-Friendly Workplaces? Have you ever felt an ache in your heart about children who are in foster care, growing up without a permanent family taking care of them, loving them, teaching them all the things people need to know to be independent and prosper?
You may already be acquainted with today’s guest, Rita Soronen, who is President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Dave Thomas founded Wendy’s restaurant chain in 1969. He was adopted as a very young child and became an advocate for foster children in his adulthood, founding the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in 1992, with the mission of finding homes for children who need them. Did you know that each year, 20,000 teenagers age out of foster care, leaving them at higher risk of homelessness, unemployment, and other negative outcomes? The DTFA and Wendy’s Wonderful Kids programs are working to reduce that figure. Rita fills us in on ways YOU can help these children.