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Never Too Old for Family - Articles & Press Releases Nov 30, 2018

By Rita L. Soronen, President & CEO This article was originally published in the November 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.     “Home is where one starts from.” These simple words are from a poem by T.S. Eliot. For most of us, home and family are a given and, at times, something we might […] Read More


Serving Youth Who Need Our Help the Most - Articles & Press Releases Nov 9, 2018

By Rita L. Soronen, President & CEO This article was originally published in Adopt4Life’s blog. Children enter foster care through no fault of their own; they have been abused, neglected or abandoned. They have experienced not only the trauma of abuse, but also the grief and loss of family separation and, too often, the stress […] Read More


NVIDIA Ranks #1 on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List - Articles & Press Releases Oct 2, 2018

Annual list recognizes organizations that strive to make adoption a supported option for every working parent Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption today released its 12th annual 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list recognizing organizations with the most robust adoption benefit programs. The list compares financial reimbursement and paid leave offered to parents […] Read More


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


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


Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to Host Annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit - Articles & Press Releases May 15, 2018

Columbus, Ohio – May 15, 2018 – The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced today that more than 550 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) adoption recruiters and supervisors will attend its annual Summit in downtown Columbus, May 22-24. The Foundation has one mission: to dramatically increase adoptions from North America’s foster care systems. Its signature program, […] Read More


Governor Cuomo Announces $9.1 Million Partnership to Find Permanent Homes and Families for Older Foster Children - Articles & 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


Foundation Names New Chair and Vice Chair - Articles & 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


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