A Message from Rita Soronen About the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on March 19, 2020

Dear Friends, The last few weeks have been incredibly uncertain, as the world navigates the most serious global health crisis we have faced in our lifetime, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Schools are closed, non-essential workers are staying home and social distancing has become essential. We

Nonprofits Are Simultaneously Contemplating Strategy on Two Fronts

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The following story was published by The Chronicle of Social Change in March 2020. By John Kelly LaVerne and Terry Moore Jenkins photographed Monday August 8, 2016 with their adopted daughter Raychelle. Photo courtesy of James DeCamp Photography The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) – which

Thank you, Karen Fifer Ferry

Posted on November 1, 2019

In elementary school, Karen Fifer Ferry wrote that she would like to one day give birth to three children and adopt eight. The dream of adopting a child never materialized, but Karen and her husband, John, were determined to make a difference for children in need of a loving, permanent family. John

Thank you, Barco Uniforms

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“Caps That Give Back” program reaches more than $1.5 million in cumulative giving By the Barco Uniforms team Barco has always been passionate about FAMILY. Our “Barco Caps That Give Back” program is representative of that passion for children and FAMILY, as every cap sold to Wendy’s® con

Thank you, Wendy’s of Bowling Green

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Franchise raised more than $350,000 for the Foundation in 2019 By the Wendy’s of Bowling Green team We believe in giving back and genuinely support Dave Thomas’ vision that every child will have a permanent home and loving family. That is why we “Go All Out to Sell Out” Boo! Books and Frosty Key Tag

Better Together: Maya and Hannah’s Story

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In June 2019, we visited Middleborough, Massachusetts to meet with Maya and Hannah, sisters who were adopted through the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program. The girls bravely shared the incredible pain and neglect they experienced before adoption because they want other children to be adopted too. “I r

2019 Highlights from Rita Soronen

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  DEAR FRIENDS, For more than 25 years, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has been committed to dramatically increasing the number of adoptions of children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. In the 2019 annual report, we are pleased to highlight the signature programs, partne