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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 and Alex’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

Update on Niyah and Elias’ Story: A team worth rooting for

Kameca and Jamar adopted Niyah and Elias through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, in partnership with the state of Mississippi. The Foundation recently reconnected with the family, who now lives in Texas, to see how they were doing. Read More

Supporter Spotlight: Paul Prassa

Paul Prassa is a Strategic Account Manager for Henny Penny, an equipment manufacturer for The Wendy’s Company. Adopted as a newborn, Paul spoke with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption about how adoption shaped his life. Read More

Celebrating the life-changing impact of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Professionals

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 unwavering commitment of the entire Wendy’s Wonderful Kids community in serving the most vulnerable children lingering in foster care across North America. Read More

Love Goes the Distance: Jermesha, Floyd and Jermain’s Story

For five long years, siblings Jermesha, Floyd and Jermain were in foster care without a safe, permanent place to call home. Their story changed when they were referred to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program and were adopted in 2020 by Mark and Celeste. Read More

An Unbreakable Bond: Dawson and Dalton’s Story

After more than three years in foster care, Dawson and Dalton were adopted by Robbin and Steven, of Florida, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program in partnership with Adopt America Network. Read More
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