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Angel’s Garage Raffles Custom 1970 Ford Mustang to Benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption - In the News Jun 24, 2022

Angel’s Garage, a classic car restoration company, is raffling off a custom 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 R, with all proceeds benefiting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s mission. Right now, more than 140,000 children in North America’s foster care systems are waiting for a safe, permanent home. The Foundation is dedicated to shining a light on the urgent need for foster care adoption through its signature programs, including Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®, Adoption-Friendly Workplace™ and National Adoption Day. Read More


Adopting! The Podcast: Foster Care Adoption with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption - In the News Jun 1, 2022

Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Foundation, joined host Nicole Witt on a recent episode of Adopting! The Podcast.  Nicole and Rita discussed findings from the 2022 U.S. Adoption and Foster Care Attitudes Survey and debunked common myths surrounding foster care adoption, including: Myth: It is too expensive to adopt Adopting from foster care is not expensive. […] Read More


Celebrating the life-changing impact of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® Professionals - In the News May 26, 2022

During the 2022 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced the recipients of our Recruiter and Supervisor of the Year awards. These professionals are representatives of the creativity, perseverance and unwavering commitment of the entire Wendy’s Wonderful Kids community in serving the most vulnerable children lingering in foster care across the […] Read More


Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Expands Foster Care Adoption Program Statewide in Mississippi - In the News Apr 27, 2022

On April 27, 2022, the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services (MDCPS) kicked off a new partnership with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This partnership expands Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The two organizations share a key belief: every child deserves a permanent, loving home. Read More


Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Received Major Gift from MacKenzie Scott - In the News Mar 30, 2022

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption received an unconditional, multi-million dollar donation from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott to help advance its mission of dramatically increasing the number of adoptions of children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Read More


More than 500 Children Adopted Through Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada Program - In the News Mar 14, 2022

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada is proud to announce that its Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, in partnership with provincial governments, Ontario Children’s Aid Societies, adoption agencies and adoption professionals, has helped find permanent homes for more than 500 children in Canada since 2006. Read More


More Americans Consider Building Their Family Through Adoption - In the News Feb 8, 2022

According to a new national survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 37% of adults in the United States who have not adopted have considered adoption (a significant increase from 25% in 2017). Of those individuals, 82% have considered foster care adoption — up 3% from 2017 and at an all-time high since 2007. Read More


More Canadians Consider Expanding Their Families Through Adoption - In the News Feb 8, 2022

According to a new national survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada, 32% percent of Canadian adults, who have not adopted, have considered adoption. Of those individuals, 73% have considered foster care adoption, which is up 15% from 2017 and at an all-time high since the survey began in 2012. Read More


Charlie Rath Recognized for Service as a Founding Member of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption - In the News Jan 27, 2022

Foundation committed to finding adoptive homes for our nation’s most vulnerable children waiting in foster care Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is honored to recognize Charles W. (Charlie) Rath, a Bellefontaine native, for exceptional service in advocating for and supporting the Foundation’s commitment to finding forever families for children in foster […] Read More


Adoption: The Long View - In the News Dec 3, 2021

Have you ever perused the list of top Adoption-Friendly Workplaces? Have you ever felt an ache in your heart about children who are in foster care, growing up without a permanent family taking care of them, loving them, teaching them all the things people need to know to be independent and prosper? You may already […] Read More


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