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The Briad Group Raises $425,000 for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption at Annual Charity Golf Outing - Articles & Press Releases Sep 19, 2018

Partnership has helped find adoptive homes for nearly 500 children in foster care across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Columbus, Ohio — At its annual Charity Golf Outing in Somerset, NJ last week, The Briad Group® presented the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption with a check for $425,000 and pledged additional contributions toward the […] Read More


How moving outside my comfort zone led to a perfect match - Blog Sep 1, 2018

This guest blog post is written by Roberto Rivera, an adoptive dad whose son, Gabriel, was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The first time I saw my son Gabriel was in an adoption video. At the time, I just remember thinking about how hurt and lost he seemed. I wasn’t sure I […] Read More


Who knew a game of Uno could change your life? - Blog Aug 29, 2018

By Jacquelynn Patterson Jacquelynn and Kevin Patterson are adoptive parents from Kevil, Kentucky. They have three daughters. Their oldest, Haylee, was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. Our daughter, Haylee, came home to us at age 13. After living a life of uncertainty, growing up in homes that were deemed unsafe and foster […] Read More


Nonprofits Create Program to Train Professionals in the Field of Adoption - Articles & Press Releases Aug 16, 2018

This article is written by Kim Phagan-Hansel and originally appeared in The Chronicle of Social Change. Last week, The Adoption Exchange Association (AEA) and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) announced the creation of a joint plan to train professionals and students interested in the field of adoption. The Initiative to Create Adoption Ready […] Read More


The Adoption Exchange Association and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Launch Initiative to Create Adoption Ready Employees - Articles & Press Releases Aug 7, 2018

The Adoption Exchange Association (AEA) and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption today launched I-CARE, the Initiative to Create Adoption Ready Employees. I-CARE is a nationwide program focused on national workforce expansion, development, and retention for current professionals and students interested in the field of adoption. The program aims to address the urgent need for […] Read More


Wendy’s Wonderful Kids: The Biggest Game in Adoption Today - Articles & Press Releases Jul 18, 2018

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids scales nationally, aiming to find homes for 58,000 foster kids along the way This article is written by Kim Phagan-Hansel and originally appeared in The Chronicle of Social Change. Back in 2004, there were more than 118,000 kids waiting to be adopted from foster care. Advocates, child welfare professionals and policymakers across the […] Read More


Mom made me do it! - Blog Jul 18, 2018

This blog post is written by Ricki Oberoi, President of Oberoi Holdings, a Wendy’s franchise in Houston, TX, and supporter of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. That’s my story of how I became a Wendy’s Franchisee and since the day I filled out my first application, I haven’t looked back. This brand, its story […] Read More


Adoption-Friendly Benefits in the Workplace – It is the Right Thing to Do. - Blog Jul 13, 2018

From simple education activities to implementing a robust adoption benefits program, workplace support of adoption not only increases awareness about the issues confronting our most vulnerable children, but also provides critical support for families formed through adoption. Employers have the power to make a crucial difference in the lives of waiting children. Dave Thomas, who […] Read More


Foster care is somewhere you’ve been, not something you are - Blog Jul 1, 2018

This guest blog post is written by Cathy Lohr, an adoptive mother whose daughter, Fatima, was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. We first learned about our daughter, Fatima, in the autumn of 2015. We had been in the search process for more than a year and we were becoming very discouraged. We […] Read More


If not us, who? - Blog Jun 1, 2018

This guest blog is written by Traci Best, an adoptive mom who has adopted two sons, Elijah and Nate, through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. In the early spring of 2013, as our three seventh graders were working quietly on their schoolwork, I took a break from my work to flip through Facebook. I […] Read More


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