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A Place to Call Home - Stories of Impact Jun 26, 2019

After aging out of the foster care system, Joe Toles has committed his life to ensuring other at-risk youth always have a place to call home. In 2010, Joe welcomed Xavier into his New York City home, the first of seven sons he adopted from foster care. Four of the boys were adopted with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. Read More


Celebrating Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters and Supervisors - Stories of Impact Jun 26, 2019

At the 2019 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit, the Foundation recognized recruiters and supervisors of the year for their life-changing service on behalf of children in foster care who need our help the most. These individuals are representative of the nearly 600 Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiters and supervisors who are leaders and heroes for all that they do every day. Read More


Game Changer: The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption builds momentum - In the News Jun 10, 2019

Smart Business Magazine profiles how the Foundation is working to expand its Wendy's Wonderful Kids program across North America to find loving, adoptive homes for children most at risk of aging out of foster care without a family, including teenagers, children with special needs and siblings. Read More


Adoption-Friendly Workplace: New York Life - Adoption-Friendly Workplace Jun 10, 2019

"I would not be a mother today without New York Life, and the adoption benefits the company provides to its employees,” shared Brooke Pinson, a senior associate at New York Life Insurance Company, which was recognized on the Foundation’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list in 2018. Read More


Eric Daly Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees - In the News Jun 3, 2019

Foundation committed to finding adoptive homes for the nearly 155,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, today welcomed Eric Daly as a member of its board of trustees. Daly is vice president of the global Wendy’s® customer team at […] Read More


Coley O’Brien Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees - In the News Jun 3, 2019

Foundation committed to finding adoptive homes for the nearly 155,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, today welcomed Coley O’Brien as a member of its board of trustees. O’Brien, chief people officer at Wendy’s®, is responsible for leading the […] Read More


Todd L. Boehly Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees - In the News Jun 3, 2019

Foundation committed to finding adoptive homes for the nearly 155,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, today welcomed Todd L. Boehly as a member of its board of trustees, serving a three-year term. Boehly is the chairman and CEO […] Read More


Love Them No Matter What - Stories of Impact Apr 16, 2019

By Robyn Oldenburg Robyn Oldenburg, of Washington, adopted her daughter, Winter, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. Robyn says when she learned of the need for teenagers to be adopted, she was moved to action. Winter was in foster care for nine years before she came home to me. […] Read More


Supporter Spotlight: Austen Truslow - Stories of Impact Apr 16, 2019

Professional golfer, Austen Truslow, is on a journey to achieve his dream of playing on the PGA Tour. Last year, he launched a campaign to help children in foster care realize their dreams of a permanent, loving family. “Golf is an individual sport, and it can sometimes feel as if you are only serving yourself,” […] Read More


Adoption-Friendly Workplace: Bank of America - Stories of Impact Apr 16, 2019

After spending more than six years in foster care, Miah was adopted by the McClellan family when she was 15 years old. “I knew I had room for children in my home and my heart,” says her mother, Charita. Charita is an employee of Bank of America, which has been recognized on the Dave Thomas […] Read More


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