If The Walls Could Talk – TV

The teen featured in this TV PSA bravely shared their lived experiences prior to being placed into foster care. If the Walls Could Talk aims to shine a light on the circumstances from which children are removed and placed into foster care. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption works tirelessly to

Hilton Grand Vacations’ Adoption Benefits Support Family-First Culture

Posted on December 14, 2022

Dan, an employee of Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV), and his wife, Jayne, vividly remember the 4 a.m. phone call they received that forever changed their lives. They had been waiting for that call for years since deciding to grow their family through adoption.  A baby girl had just been born and w

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Supporter Spotlight: Amy Chang

Posted on October 21, 2022

Amy Chang is a mother and content creator based in Los Angeles, California. Her beauty platform is focused on wellness and helping women look and feel their best. Adopted as an infant from South Korea, Amy was placed in the foster care system again when she was 10 months old before being adopted by

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The Freedom to Be Me: Brianna’s Story

Posted on October 3, 2022

New York At just 8 years old, Brianna was placed in foster care, through no fault of her own, after experiencing years of abuse and neglect. The youngest of six children, Brianna was separated from her siblings, including her oldest sister, Amanda. “When you go into foster care, you’re like,

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Love Makes A Family: Willie’s Story 

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Florida Willie was just 11 years old when he was placed in foster care after experiencing abuse and neglect.  “I remember that we were struggling, me and my mom,” reflected Willie. “We didn’t really have food, nothing like that. We were sleeping on the floor.”  As his time in foster care b

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Update on Niyah and Elias’ Story: A team worth rooting for

Posted on July 6, 2022

Mississippi After Kameca’s friend opened her and Jamar’s eyes to the great need for foster-to-adopt families, the couple sought to find a way to create permanency for children in foster care. Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter, Kenyata, was looking for a forever family for Niyah and Elias — siblings w

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Love Goes the Distance: Jermesha, Floyd and Jermain’s Story

Posted on April 29, 2022

Oregon For five long years, siblings Jermesha, Floyd and Jermain were without a safe, permanent home. They were placed in foster care as babies because of abuse, malnourishment and neglect. Unfortunately, Jermesha was separated from her younger brothers. Floyd and Jermain would often go more than a

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An Unbreakable Bond: Dawson and Dalton’s Story

Posted on April 6, 2022

Florida A lot has changed since Dawson and Dalton were placed in foster care as young boys. Dalton, who has cerebral palsy and other medical diagnoses, often did not receive the care he needed. At 10 years old, he weighed just 44 pounds. Dawson worried constantly about his older brother. “I was alwa

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Taye, Kemarquez and Kiondre’s Adoption Story

Posted on November 30, 2021

Ohio Important. Loved. Happy. These are the feelings described by siblings Taye, Kemarquez and Kiondre after being adopted by empty-nesters Carla and Oliver in Ohio. But the brothers didn’t always feel that way. Placed in foster care after being abandoned in a hotel room, the children spent several

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