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Unadoptable is Unacceptable – U.S. - PSAs Sep 21, 2022

We challenge the systemic notion that some children are unadoptable. Every child deserves to live in a safe, loving and permanent home. Through our signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Foundation provides grants to adoption agencies to hire adoption recruiters who use an evidence-based, child-focused recruitment model. Read More


Unadoptable is Unacceptable – Canada - PSAs Sep 21, 2022

We challenge the systemic notion that some children are unadoptable. Every child deserves to live in a safe, loving and permanent home. Through our signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Foundation provides grants to adoption agencies to hire adoption recruiters who use an evidence-based, child-focused recruitment model. Read More


Before I was Adopted – Radio - PSAs Sep 16, 2022

The teens featured in this radio PSA bravely agreed to share what their lives were like before they were adopted to help raise awareness about the urgent need for foster care adoption. By sharing their story, they are helping more youth experience the love, safety and support of a permanent family. Read More


Before I was Adopted – TV - PSAs Sep 16, 2022

The teens featured in this TV PSA bravely agreed to share what their lives were like before they were adopted to help raise awareness about the urgent need for foster care adoption. By sharing their story, they are helping more youth experience the love, safety and support of a permanent family. Read More


5 Myths About Foster Care Adoption - Blog Aug 1, 2022

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 - Blog Jul 6, 2022

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 - Blog Jul 6, 2022

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 - Blog 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 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 - Blog 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 and were adopted in 2020 by Mark and Celeste. Read More


Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Expands Foster Care Adoption Program Statewide in Mississippi - Press Releases Apr 27, 2022

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


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