Taye, Kemarquez and Kiondre’s Adoption Story

Posted on November 30, 2021

Carla and Oliver, of Ohio, have adopted three children from foster care: Taye, Kemarquez and Kiondre. These children are biological siblings who were adopted through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program, in partnership with Caring for Kids. Important. Loved. Happ

Welcome to the Family, as featured in Parents Magazine

Posted on November 29, 2021

By Jenny Comita This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue of Parents magazine Imagine a child in foster care who has lost hope that they’ll ever be loved and cared for. Then meet a few adoptive parents who opened their hearts and homes to kids who now have a bright future ahea

An Update on Serenity and Kai’s Story

Posted on October 25, 2021

Kathryn and John, of Ontario, have adopted three children from foster care: Serenity, Malakai (Kai) and Abigail. Serenity and Kai are biological siblings who were adopted through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program, in partnership with Adopt4Life. In

2021 Highlights from Rita Soronen

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  DEAR FRIENDS, In 2020, our world changed in ways we could never have imagined. It has been an incredibly difficult time for all of us. But for children in foster care waiting to be adopted, who have endured abuse, neglect and often countless layers of trauma in their young lives, the negative

The Freedom to Dream Big: Conner’s Story

Posted on August 23, 2021

Placed in foster care when he was 7 years old, 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. Right now, more than 120,000 children, like Conner, are wa

Anthony’s Story: An Adoptee’s Journey to Discover His Past

Posted on April 28, 2021

Anthony Onesto, Chief People Officer at Suzy, was adopted as an infant and shares our belief that every child deserves a permanent home and a loving family. Now on a journey to discover his past, Anthony is telling his story to help raise awareness about adoption and the unique experiences that adop

Hope Through the Darkness

Posted on April 9, 2021

By Rita L. Soronen, President & CEO One year ago, our world changed dramatically and in ways we could never have imagined as COVID-19 spread, closing schools, shutting down businesses and leaving us with unrelenting separation and longing for the physical connection of family and friends. As the