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Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Expands Foster Care Adoption Program Statewide in Alabama   

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the State of Alabama are proud to announce a unique public-private partnership to expand the Foundation's Wendy's Wonderful Kids program that helps find permanent, loving homes for the longest-waiting youth in foster care. Read More

New Company Tops Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2022 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is pleased to share our 16th annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, recognizing organizations that are leading the way in making adoption a supported option for their employees. Read More

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Expands Foster Care Adoption Program Statewide in Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services 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

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

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 Canadians Consider Expanding Their Families Through Adoption

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

More Americans Consider Building Their Family Through Adoption

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

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Announces 2021 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption released its annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list recognizing organizations with the most robust adoption benefit programs. The 2021 list includes a diverse group of organizations representing 22 industries. Read More

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Expands Foster Care Adoption Program Statewide in Indiana

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is proud to announce an expansion of its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, to find permanent homes for children in Indiana’s foster care system. This unique public-private partnership between the Indiana Department of Child Services, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and The Villages of Indiana will fund adoption professionals to serve children and youth at risk of aging out of foster care without a family. Read More

Chris Garrah Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada Board of Directors

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada welcomed Chris Garrah, a partner at the law firm of McMillan LLP in Toronto, as a member of its board of directors. Read More

A Statement in Support of Justice

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is steadfast in our commitment to social justice. We must work together to create a future that our children deserve and one that upholds and celebrates the hope of childhood and justice and equality for all. Read More

10,000 Children Adopted Through Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Program

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is proud to announce that its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, has helped to find permanent homes for more than 10,000 children in foster care across the United States and Canada since 2004 — including nearly 7,300 children since scaling in states began in 2012. Read More
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