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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


Adoption-Friendly Benefits in the Workplace – It is the Right Thing to Do. - Blog Jul 13, 2018

From simple education activities to implementing a robust adoption benefits program, workplace support of adoption not only increases awareness about the issues confronting our most vulnerable children, but also provides critical support for families formed through adoption. Employers have the power to make a crucial difference in the lives of waiting children. Dave Thomas, who […] Read More


Foster care is somewhere you’ve been, not something you are - Blog Jul 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 becoming very discouraged. We […] Read More


If not us, who? - Blog Jun 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 through Facebook. I […] Read More


Love, security and a second chance - Blog May 1, 2018

This guest blog post is written by Chris Mace, an adoptive father of three. His two sons, Steven and Kota, were adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. My husband, Brian and I have always wanted a big family. Our oldest daughter, Eira, joined our family at age 14 while we were stationed at […] Read More


Forever, no matter what - Blog Apr 1, 2018

This guest blog post is written by Michelle Thompson. She and her husband, Richard, have five children, two of whom were adopted from foster care, Karissa and Theo; and three biological sons, Ben, Rick and J.D. The day a state car pulled into our driveway with a scared, but precious 5-year-old boy, I knew I […] Read More


You never outgrow the need for family - Blog Mar 1, 2018

This guest blog is written by Jessica Phoenix, a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids adoption recruiter in Florida and a recent adoptive mom. I always knew I would adopt one day. One day when I was older. One day when I was married. One day when my husband and I owned a home. One day when we […] Read More


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