A permanent family is possible for every child waiting in foster care.

Child welfare professionals understand that every child deserves a permanent, loving family. But the often difficult nature of this work combined with barriers in the system perpetuates the belief that it’s not possible to achieve permanency for all children.

Through decades of serving the longest-waiting children in foster care, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has seen first-hand that when child welfare professionals work together, we can find safe, permanent homes for every child.


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No matter their story, every child needs the support of a permanent family.

Hear insights from child welfare professionals who are achieving permanency for the youth they serve.


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