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Nonprofits Create Program to Train Professionals in the Field of Adoption - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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


CBS ANNOUNCES SINGER-SONGWRITER JOSH GROBAN WILL HEADLINE THE 19th ANNUAL “A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” - Press Releases Nov 28, 2017

CBS announced that singer-songwriter Josh Groban will headline the 19th annual A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also, Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves and Kane Brown are set to perform on the special. A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS features uplifting stories of adoption […] Read More


SAVE THE ADOPTION TAX CREDIT WORKING GROUP STATEMENT ON HOUSE AND SENATE TAX REFORM BILLS - Press Releases Nov 10, 2017

  WASHINGTON – Save The Adoption Tax Credit Working Group issues the following statement in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s updated tax reform bill and the release of Senate Republicans’ proposed tax reform bill: “We are deeply appreciative that the House Ways and Means Committee has reversed its proposed elimination of the […] Read More


American Express ranked #1 on Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace List - Press Releases Sep 25, 2017

Annual list recognizes the top 100 U.S. companies Columbus, Ohio – For the 11th year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption surveyed the nation’s employers in search of those with the best adoption benefits. The Foundation compares financial reimbursement and paid leave given to new adoptive parents. This year, there is a new company atop […] Read More


Jessica Jackson Mrs Arkansas - Press Releases Feb 17, 2017

“Foster care is where kids go when their parents don’t want them anymore.” From the mouth of babes. A stunning realization washed over me as I stood in front of my classroom telling them I’d be out the next day volunteering with children in foster care. Foster Care. Two words. So much meaning and confusion. […] Read More


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