Somebody’s Got to Be Their Voice - Video Nov 6, 2018

Michelle and Don Beauchene, of Ohio, got married in 2011. Each had four older children from previous marriages. Then, the couple decided to adopt siblings, Lily and Lucy, from foster care. Don and Michelle soon discovered that Lily and Lucy had two more siblings, Jaime and Jeremiah, who had been living with other foster families. […] Read More

“I have a Mommy and Daddy forever.” Never were there sweeter words. - Blog Nov 2, 2018

By Samantha Rohwer Samantha and her husband, John, of Arizona adopted their daughter, Addy, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.     Addy came to us having experienced so few things. The first time she had cotton candy, she was so excited to try something new. She smiled and said, […] Read More

National Adoption Month: 5 Ways to Make a Difference - Blog Nov 1, 2018

Every child deserves a safe, loving and permanent family. That is the simple, yet profound motivation behind National Adoption Month. Celebrated across North America each November, this special month of awareness building helps to increase the number of families considering adoption and celebrates the joys of creating families through foster care adoption. The Keans are […] Read More

Celebrating Our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters - Blog Oct 12, 2018

Each year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption celebrates the outstanding service of our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) adoption recruiters, who work tirelessly to find loving, permanent homes for children waiting to be adopted from foster care across the United States and Canada. In 2018, we recognized Tasha Huffaker and Nicole Buie.   Tasha Huffaker […] Read More

My World Is So Much Brighter - Blog Oct 12, 2018

Adopted just 51 days before her 18th birthday, Maci had all but given up hope of having a loving family. Placed into foster care at age 15 after the death of her parents, Maci said she had come to terms with being alone. “I was scared. I was lost. I felt hopeless. It was awful.” […] Read More

Supporter Spotlight: Crane Group - Blog Oct 1, 2018

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is eternally grateful to our many donors and partners whose continued generosity helps us to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care. This month, we feature Crane Group. Who is Crane Group? Crane Group is a family-owned private holding and management company based in Columbus, Ohio. For […] Read More

How One Call Became a Calling - Blog Oct 1, 2018

By Beau Davidson, vice president of employee experience at NVIDIA, the #1 ranked organization on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for 2018 It was a sad time. My wife and I had tried to add to our family without success. It wasn’t an immediate decision, but we eventually decided […] Read More

How moving outside my comfort zone led to a perfect match - Blog Sep 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 sure I […] Read More

Who knew a game of Uno could change your life? - Blog Aug 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, growing up in homes that were deemed unsafe and foster […] Read More

Mom made me do it! - Blog Jul 18, 2018

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. This brand, its story […] Read More