How moving outside my comfort zone led to a perfect match

Posted on September 1, 2018

This guest blog post is written by Roberto Rivera, an adoptive dad whose son, Gabriel, was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The first time I saw my son Gabriel was in an adoption video. At the time, I just remember thinking about how hurt and lost he seemed. I wasn’t

Who knew a game of Uno could change your life?

Posted on August 29, 2018

By Jacquelynn Patterson Jacquelynn and Kevin Patterson are adoptive parents from Kevil, Kentucky. They have three daughters. Their oldest, Haylee, was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. Our daughter, Haylee, came home to us at age 13. After living a life of uncertainty,

Nonprofits Create Program to Train Professionals in the Field of Adoption

Posted on August 16, 2018

This article is written by Kim Phagan-Hansel and originally appeared in The Chronicle of Social Change. Last week, The Adoption Exchange Association (AEA) and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) announced the creation of a joint plan to train professionals and students interested in the f

Mom made me do it!

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This blog post is written by Ricki Oberoi, President of Oberoi Holdings, a Wendy’s franchise in Houston, TX, and supporter of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. That’s my story of how I became a Wendy’s Franchisee and since the day I filled out my first application, I haven’t looked back

Foster care is somewhere you’ve been, not something you are

Posted on July 1, 2018

This guest blog post is written by Cathy Lohr, an adoptive mother whose daughter, Fatima, was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. We first learned about our daughter, Fatima, in the autumn of 2015. We had been in the search process for more than a year and we were becomi

If not us, who?

Posted on June 1, 2018

This guest blog is written by Traci Best, an adoptive mom who has adopted two sons, Elijah and Nate, through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. In the early spring of 2013, as our three seventh graders were working quietly on their schoolwork, I took a break from my work to flip throug
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