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Love Has No Boundaries - Stories of Impact Jan 23, 2019

By Kathryn Connors Kathryn Connors and her husband, John Amy, of Ontario, have adopted three children from foster care: Serenity, Malakai (Kai) and Abigail. Serenity and Kai, who are biological siblings, were adopted through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. Kathryn works for Adopt4Life, which seeks to build a community of […] Read More


Teamwork Makes the Dream Work - Stories of Impact Jan 16, 2019

By Kameca Broom Kameca and her husband, Jamar, adopted Elias and Niyah through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The Brooms, who live in Mississippi, hope that anyone considering foster care adoption sees it as a higher calling. Adoption is choosing to love someone who you will teach how to love others unconditionally. My […] Read More


These wonderful kids just want to know you love them - Stories of Impact Dec 14, 2018

By Michelle Renaud, Windsor, Ontario My husband, Scott, and I knew we wanted to expand our family. We have so much fun together and love each other so much. But we had more love to give, and we wanted a child to share in the fun. We met our son, Colton, through the Dave Thomas Foundation […] Read More


State of Adoption in Massachusetts - Stories of Impact Nov 20, 2018

In November 2018, Boston 25 News aired “State of Adoption,” a 30-minute TV special focused on how and why adoption is changing in Massachusetts. The program, which was hosted by reporter Blair Miller, an adoptive dad, featured an interview with the Foundation’s President & CEO, Rita Soronen, in which she discussed the critical need for […] Read More


He Is A Wonderful Light - Stories of Impact Nov 17, 2018

The Tomberlins, of Houston, TX, adopted their son, Alex, from foster care with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program and adoption recruiter, Chelsey Castro. “Alex is a wonderful light,” says his dad, Jeff Tomberlin. “He’s brought a lot of fun and energy to our family.” During National Adoption Month […] Read More


Our Child is Perfect, Even When He Isn’t - Stories of Impact Nov 6, 2018

By Sadie Marshall-Corley Sadie and her husband, Cody, adopted their son, Latrell, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The Corleys, who live in Louisiana, want to raise awareness about the importance of foster care adoption, and specifically, the critical need to find permanent, loving homes for teenagers in foster care.     […] Read More


Somebody’s Got to Be Their Voice - Stories of Impact Nov 6, 2018

Michelle and Don Beauchene, of Ohio, got married in 2011. Each had four older children from previous marriages. Then, the couple decided to adopt siblings, Lily and Lucy, from foster care. Don and Michelle soon discovered that Lily and Lucy had two more siblings, Jaime and Jeremiah, who had been living with other foster families. […] Read More


“I have a Mommy and Daddy forever.” Never were there sweeter words. - Stories of Impact Nov 2, 2018

By Samantha Rohwer Samantha and her husband, John, of Arizona adopted their daughter, Addy, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.     Addy came to us having experienced so few things. The first time she had cotton candy, she was so excited to try something new. She smiled and said, […] Read More


National Adoption Month: 5 Ways to Make a Difference - Stories of Impact Nov 1, 2018

Every child deserves a safe, loving and permanent family. That is the simple, yet profound motivation behind National Adoption Month. Celebrated across North America each November, this special month of awareness building helps to increase the number of families considering adoption and celebrates the joys of creating families through foster care adoption. The Keans are […] Read More


Celebrating Our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters - Stories of Impact 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


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