How Letting Go of Our “Perfect Kids” Led Us Right to Them

Posted on April 24, 2017

This guest blog post is written by Christopher Matos-Rogers, an adoptive father and REALTOR® with PalmerHouse Properties in Atlanta. As a foster care adoption advocate, he supports child-focused organizations such as Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. He and his husband co-founded an adoptive parent support an

It matters a lot

Posted on April 10, 2017

This guest blog is written by Rachel Adler, a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter in Northwest, Ohio. She works diligently to get to know each child, giving them an opportunity to let their voice be heard throughout the adoption process. Children in foster care are not bad. They are not delinquen

These children aren’t just any kids, they are my kids

Posted on February 17, 2017

It may sound cliché but I like helping people. Providing knowledge and assistance is very rewarding. Child welfare allowed me to tap into a wide variety of things such as finding valuable resources for families, increasing my ability to be objective and my passion to help our most vulnerable. Althou

Jessica Jackson Mrs Arkansas

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“Foster care is where kids go when their parents don’t want them anymore.” From the mouth of babes. A stunning realization washed over me as I stood in front of my classroom telling them I’d be out the next day volunteering with children in foster care. Foster Care. Two words. So much meaning and co

Sharing Her Secret Story of Adoption

Posted on January 30, 2017

It was a secret that I kept for 20 years. I was afraid. Afraid of being judged. Afraid of being mocked. But today, I stand tall and am proud to say that I was adopted. Once I wasn’t afraid to share my story, I found out that so many people close to me shared a connection to foster care and adoption,

Pat O’Brien

Posted on January 26, 2017

After 30 years of working in child welfare not much surprises me anymore, until I met one 18 year old young man. For simplicity sake, let’s call him John. John was living in a group home and was about to turn 18. In most cases that meant that he’d age out of the system without being adopted. It’s a

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Names Two New Board Members

Posted on January 5, 2017

Columbus, Ohio – The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption welcomes two new board of trustees members this month. Deepak Ajmani and Robert Geen will each join the board for a three-year term. Ajmani is the Vice President of Restaurant Services for the Wendy’s Company based in Dublin, Ohio. Ajman

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption CEO named 2017 Woman of Achievement

Posted on January 4, 2017

Columbus, Ohio – Each year the YWCA of Columbus recognizes a select group of women as their annual Women of Achievement. Only 249 women have earned this honor over the past 31 years. This year, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption President and CEO Rita Soronen has been given this honor as a me

National Adoption Day: From an Idea to a Movement

Posted on November 15, 2016

November is National Adoption Month. Saturday, November 19 is National Adoption Day. Celebrated across North America, both the month and the day are a time to celebrate the extraordinary and ever so simple act of human love – creating or expanding a family through adoption and embracing a child with