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Angel’s Garage Raffles Custom 1970 Ford Mustang to Benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption - In the News Jun 24, 2022

Angel’s Garage, a classic car restoration company, is raffling off a custom 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 R, with all proceeds benefiting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s mission. Right now, more than 140,000 children in North America’s foster care systems are waiting for a safe, permanent home. The Foundation is dedicated to shining a light on the urgent need for foster care adoption through its signature programs, including Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®, Adoption-Friendly Workplace™ and National Adoption Day. Read More


Adopting! The Podcast: Foster Care Adoption with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption - In the News Jun 1, 2022

Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Foundation, joined host Nicole Witt on a recent episode of Adopting! The Podcast.  Nicole and Rita discussed findings from the 2022 U.S. Adoption and Foster Care Attitudes Survey and debunked common myths surrounding foster care adoption, including: Myth: It is too expensive to adopt Adopting from foster care is not expensive. […] Read More


Celebrating the life-changing impact of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® Professionals - In the News May 26, 2022

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 creativity, perseverance and unwavering commitment of the entire Wendy’s Wonderful Kids community in serving the most vulnerable children lingering in foster care across the […] Read More


Love Goes the Distance: Jermesha, Floyd and Jermain’s Story - Stories of Impact Apr 29, 2022

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. With help from adoption professional Edna, Mark and Celeste adopted the siblings in 2020, and the children now have the stability and permanency to enjoy childhood. Read More


Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Expands Foster Care Adoption Program Statewide in Mississippi - In the News Apr 27, 2022

On April 27, 2022, the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services (MDCPS) 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


An Unbreakable Bond: Dawson and Dalton’s Story - Stories of Impact Apr 6, 2022

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


Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Received Major Gift from MacKenzie Scott - In the News Mar 30, 2022

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 - In the News Mar 14, 2022

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


“Nature and Nurture Shape Who We Become”: Lynn’s Story - Canada Mar 4, 2022

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


More Americans Consider Building Their Family Through Adoption - In the News Feb 8, 2022

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


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