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Celebrating Our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters - Blog Oct 12, 2018

Each year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption celebrates the outstanding service of our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) adoption recruiters, who work tirelessly to find loving, permanent homes for children waiting to be adopted from foster care across the United States and Canada. In 2018, we recognized Tasha Huffaker and Nicole Buie.   Tasha Huffaker […] Read More

My World Is So Much Brighter - Blog Oct 12, 2018

Adopted just 51 days before her 18th birthday, Maci had all but given up hope of having a loving family. Placed into foster care at age 15 after the death of her parents, Maci said she had come to terms with being alone. “I was scared. I was lost. I felt hopeless. It was awful.” […] Read More

Supporter Spotlight: Crane Group - Blog Oct 1, 2018

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is eternally grateful to our many donors and partners whose continued generosity helps us to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care. This month, we feature Crane Group. Who is Crane Group? Crane Group is a family-owned private holding and management company based in Columbus, Ohio. For […] Read More

How One Call Became a Calling - Blog Oct 1, 2018

By Beau Davidson, vice president of employee experience at NVIDIA, the #1 ranked organization on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for 2018 It was a sad time. My wife and I had tried to add to our family without success. It wasn’t an immediate decision, but we eventually decided […] 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

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