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Aging Out of Foster Care: Keith’s Story - Blog Jul 22, 2024

Keith spent the first three years of his life in foster care before being reunified with his father. Unfortunately, due to ongoing neglect, he was placed back in the system and remained in foster care until he aged out at 21. Read his story and learn how to support the 50 young people who age out of foster care daily in the United States. Read More


How Fifth Third Bank Helped Deneen Become A Parent - Blog Jul 8, 2024

Deneen, an employee at Fifth Third Bank, dreamed of becoming a parent for years. When she and her husband decided to adopt two children, her employer made her dream a reality through adoption benefits. Today, Deneen’s family is grateful for the support that Fifth Third Bank offered during their adoption journey. Read More


Children Like Yours: Laura, Yamika, Wanda, Rylee – TV - PSAs Jul 1, 2024

The recruiters featured in this TV PSA share how adoption changes the lives of children just like yours. Children Like Yours aims to show everyone how children lingering in foster care have the same hopes and dreams as other children do. Read More


Children Like Yours: Anne, Bryonna, Ivy – TV - PSAs Jul 1, 2024

The recruiters featured in this TV PSA share how adoption changes the lives of children just like yours. Children Like Yours aims to show everyone how children lingering in foster care have the same hopes and dreams as other children do. Read More


Children Like Yours: Danelle – TV - PSAs Jul 1, 2024

The recruiters featured in this TV PSA share how adoption changes the lives of children just like yours. Children Like Yours aims to show everyone how children lingering in foster care have the same hopes and dreams as other children do. Read More


2024 Recruiter of the Year: Tyler from Ohio - Blog Jun 28, 2024

During the 2024 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognized Tyler, a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter with Caring for Kids in Ohio, as a Recruiter of the Year. Read More


2024 Recruiter of the Year: Cyndi from Georgia - Blog Jun 28, 2024

During the 2024 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognized Cyndi, a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter at Bethany Christian Services in Georgia, as a Recruiter of the Year. Read More


2024 Recruiter of the Year: Amy from North Carolina - Blog Jun 28, 2024

During the 2024 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognized Amy, a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter with Children’s Home Society in North Carolina, as a Recruiter of the Year. Amy’s passion for achieving permanency for children in waiting in foster care is evident in how she diligently approaches implementation of the child-focused recruitment model. Read More


Forming Unbreakable Bonds Toward Hope and Healing: Preston’s Story - Blog Jun 26, 2024

After being placed in foster care due to abuse, Preston waited five long years for a loving, forever family. Thankfully, his journey changed when he was adopted by Melissa and David with help from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. With his family by his side, Preston worked through trauma and received the support he needed all along. Read More


Changing the Journey: Ellie’s story - Blog Jun 25, 2024

Born into a family in which she suffered years of abuse, Ellie missed three years of school before being placed in foster care as a teenager. Her journey changed when she was adopted at age 19 through the Foundation's Wendy's Wonderful Kids program. Read More


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