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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

“Nature and Nurture Shape Who We Become”: Lynn’s Story

Adopted from foster care as an infant, Lynn Deiulis spent more than 25 years as an adoption worker in Canada. She is the author of “What is your story? Let’s talk about adoption and kinship.” Read More

Charlie Rath Recognized for Service as a Founding Member of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is honored to recognize Charles W. (Charlie) Rath, a Bellefontaine native, for exceptional service in advocating for and supporting the Foundation’s commitment to finding forever families for children in foster care. Read More

Taye, Kemarquez and Kiondre’s Adoption Story

Carla and Oliver, of Ohio, adopted siblings Taye, Kemarquez and Kiondre through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, in partnership with Caring for Kids. Read More

An Update on Serenity and Kai’s Story

Kathryn and John, of Ontario, adopted three children Serenity, Malakai (Kai) and Abigail. Serenity and Kai are biological siblings who were adopted through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, in partnership with Adopt4Life. Read More

2021 Highlights from Rita Soronen

In the Foundation's 2021 annual report, we are pleased to highlight the signature programs, partnerships and awareness-building efforts that are helping to achieve our vision: every child will have a permanent home and loving family. 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
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