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National Adoption Month: 5 Ways to Make a Difference - Blog 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 - 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

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

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

The Briad Group Raises $425,000 for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption at Annual Charity Golf Outing - Events 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