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.

Social Media

Help raise awareness about the urgent need for foster care adoption by following the Foundation on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter, and subscribing to our YouTube channel.

Changing Lives: Merriah's Story (TV PSA)

Changing Lives aims to show everyone how adoption can help a child create the future they want, surrounded by a supportive family. 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 Guides

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.

Get Involved

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.

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