Never too old for a family

Posted on October 1, 2022

By Melinda Haggerty, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Senior Vice President, General Counsel Previously published April 2015 Personal and professional experiences have taught us that you never outgrow the need for a family. At the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we know that sentiment is es

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5 Myths About Foster Care Adoption

Posted on August 1, 2022

By Rita L. Soronen Right now, more than 113,000 children in the United States have been permanently separated from their family of origin and are waiting for someone to step forward to adopt them — an 11% increase in the last 10 years.  Unfortunately, the myths and misperceptions surrounding fo

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5 reasons you won’t adopt from foster care, and why they’re wrong

Posted on November 29, 2012

“It’s too expensive.” “Children in foster care are too set in their ways to blend in with my family.” “I’m not married, so I can’t adopt, right?” “I don’t want to deal with the birth parents in my face about their child or deal with the child welfare system

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