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Hilton Grand Vacations’ Adoption Benefits Support Family-First Culture

Hilton Grand Vacations was recognized on the Foundation’s 2022 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for the fourth year in a row and #1 in the hotel and travel industry on the “Best by Industry” list. Dan, an employee of Hilton Grand Vacations, shared how the organization’s benefits supported the adoption of his daughter, Mallory. Read More

Thank you Joe Turner, Brad Conner and Liliana Esposito

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognized Joe Turner, Brad Conner and Liliana Esposito for their service as members of its board of trustees as their terms end in December 2022. Read More

Wendy’s® Gives Back 2022

The following individuals represent the growing number of generous donors who are passionately helping to advance the Foundation’s mission. We are pleased to share some of the many reasons they support this critical work. Read More

Building Fund Donors

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is pleased to recognize our Building Fund Campaign donors who generously gave $10,000 or more to help with the build-out and ongoing management of our new forever home. Read More

Supporter Spotlights of 2022

The following individuals represent the growing number of generous donors who are passionately helping to advance the Foundation’s mission. We are pleased to share some of the many reasons they support this critical work. Read More

Johnson & Johnson benefits support employees growing their families through adoption

Johnson & Johnson was recognized on the Foundation’s 2022 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, along with a diverse group of organizations representing 22 industries. Jonathan, a Director for Patient Data Solutions for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, shared how the organization’s benefits supported his family as it grew through foster care adoption. Read More

National Adoption Month: 4 Ways to Make a Difference

November is National Adoption Month, a special time to celebrate families that have grown through adoption and raise awareness of the thousands of children in foster care across the United States. Discover 4 ways you can make a difference during the month and all year long. Read More

Supporter Spotlight: Amy Chang

Amy Chang is a mother and content creator based in Los Angeles, California. She recently spoke with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption about her adoption experience and how it has inspired her to support the Foundation’s mission. Read More

The Freedom to Be Me: Brianna’s Story

Brianna waited nine long years for a permanent home after being placed in foster care, through no fault of her own. At age 17, Brianna was adopted by Barbara through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, in partnership with Hope For Youth. Now, Brianna has the freedom to dream and plan for her future. Read More

Love Makes A Family: Willie’s Story 

Willie and Alex were adopted by Stefanie and Geffrey through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, in partnership with Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc. Now, with their forever family by their side, Willie and Alex are ready for a bright future. Read More

Never too old for a family

Melinda Haggerty, Senior Vice President, General Counsel for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption shares the impact that adult adoption had on her life. Read More

5 Myths About Foster Care Adoption

Unfortunately, the myths, misperceptions and realities surrounding foster care and foster care adoption can give many prospective parents pause. In this blog, the Foundation corrects the five most common myths about foster care adoption. Read More
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