Awareness and Resources
In 1990, our founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted, accepted an invitation from President George H.W. Bush to be the spokesperson for a national adoption awareness campaign. Over the years, Dave’s public service announcements and advocacy efforts helped to spread the word about the urgent need for foster care adoption.
Today, the Foundation is proud to carry Dave’s legacy forward. We build positive messaging backed with Foundation-conducted research to educate the public about foster care adoption through our awareness campaigns, as well as distributing public service announcements and promoting free educational resources.
Together, the Foundation’s channels and resources reach millions of people each year, helping to realize our vision that every child will have a permanent home and a loving family.
If the Walls Could Talk (Radio PSA)
The “If the Walls Could Talk” PSA aims to shine a light on the circumstances for which children are placed in foster care. The Foundation’s PSAs have run on radio stations and television networks nationwide, such as CNN, Cooking Channel, Food Network, Fox News, HGTV, Hulu and Travel Channel. View more PSAs.
Adoption can feel overwhelming. Finding Forever Families: A Step-By-Step Guide to Adoption and Strengthen Your Forever Family: A Step-by-Step Guide to Post-Adoption are among our most requested resources to help families navigate the adoption journey.
With help from the Foundation’s caring community of supporters, we can continue expanding the reach of our programs, including Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, which serves children who have been waiting in foster care the longest. Discover ways to get involved to help advance the Foundation’s mission.