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Forever, no matter what - Blog Mar 27, 2018

This guest blog post is written by Michelle Thompson. She and her husband, Richard, have five children, two of whom were adopted from foster care, Karissa and Theo; and three biological sons, Ben, Rick and J.D. The day a state car pulled into our driveway with a scared, but precious 5-year-old boy, I knew I […] Read More


You never outgrow the need for family - Blog Mar 27, 2018

This guest blog is written by Jessica Phoenix, a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids adoption recruiter in Florida and a recent adoptive mom. I always knew I would adopt one day. One day when I was older. One day when I was married. One day when my husband and I owned a home. One day when we […] Read More


Governor Cuomo Announces $9.1 Million Partnership to Find Permanent Homes and Families for Older Foster Children - Press Releases Jan 30, 2018

  For Immediate Release: 1/30/2018 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has awarded the New York State Office of Children and Family Services a $5.1 million grant over four years to hire family recruiters for older children who have spent more than two years in the foster care […] Read More


You’re never too old for family - Blog Jan 30, 2018

This blog was originally published online in January 2018 while Kerri Byrd served as a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter in Louisiana. We thank her for her many years of work finding forever homes for children in foster care. Did you know that every single time a child in foster care has to move to a […] Read More


Foundation Names New Chair and Vice Chair - Press Releases Jan 10, 2018

Columbus, Ohio – January 10, 2018 – The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced today that Mary Schell, chief public affairs officer for The Wendy’s Company, has been elected as chair of its board of trustees. Todd Penegor, president and chief executive officer of The Wendy’s Company, has been elected vice chair. Schell, who has […] Read More


Introducing the Carver Family - Blog Jan 4, 2018

This guest blog is written by Kendra Carver, a recent adoptive mother and advocate for adoption benefits. She is an employee of American Express, the 2017 #1 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace. Adopting a child has always been a dream for my husband and me. There are so many children in need of loving homes across America […] Read More


Family is our recipe - Blog Nov 29, 2017

For this guest blog, Foundation staff members interviewed Karen about her foster care adoption journey and her daughter, Monarika, who was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. When Monarika’s adoption was finalized in April, 2017, her new sisters surprised her with custom t-shirts that said “Team Hedges.” Everyone in the court room wore […] Read More


CBS ANNOUNCES SINGER-SONGWRITER JOSH GROBAN WILL HEADLINE THE 19th ANNUAL “A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” - Press Releases Nov 28, 2017

CBS announced that singer-songwriter Josh Groban will headline the 19th annual A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also, Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves and Kane Brown are set to perform on the special. A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS features uplifting stories of adoption […] Read More


Grandparents: the unsung heroes of child welfare - Blog Nov 22, 2017

This guest blog is written by Jennifer, a loving mother of one daughter who today is celebrating the strength and wisdom her grandmother brought to her life and how it changed the trajectory of her life. My father was both mentally and physically abusive and my mother was an alcoholic. As such, they were deemed […] Read More


SAVE THE ADOPTION TAX CREDIT WORKING GROUP STATEMENT ON HOUSE AND SENATE TAX REFORM BILLS - Press Releases Nov 10, 2017

  WASHINGTON – Save The Adoption Tax Credit Working Group issues the following statement in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s updated tax reform bill and the release of Senate Republicans’ proposed tax reform bill: “We are deeply appreciative that the House Ways and Means Committee has reversed its proposed elimination of the […] Read More


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