Jane’s Story: Because my daughter is my world, adoption means the world to me.

Posted on February 29, 2024

Jane Waldman and her daughter, Elaina Braverman (adopted at age 3) I am Jane Waldman … an adoptive mom and a supporter of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the wonderful work the organization does on behalf of adoptive parents and children. I am passionate about advocating for adoption as

Posted in

The Love and Support of Family: Samantha’s Story

Posted on January 10, 2024

Ohio — Born with health challenges that required a triple organ transplant, Samantha was placed into foster care as an infant due to medical neglect. Her biological family was unable to care for her complex needs. And for the next 14 years, Samantha moved in and out of foster homes. Thankfully, ever

Posted in

The Power of Adoption Benefits at Bank of America: Felicia’s Story

Posted on November 27, 2023

Felicia, an executive in the Expansion Markets Division at Bank of America, started her adoption journey almost six years ago. She and her partner, Ruth, had contemplated adoption for several years but had never found the right time. Everything changed when they were introduced to three sisters who

Posted in

How Hilton Grand Vacations Supported Wayne’s Path to Parenthood

Posted on

Wayne, a Customer Care Agent at Hilton Grand Vacations, and his wife have been fostering for years, opening their homes and hearts to children who need it the most. In 2019, a 10-month-old baby boy entered their home, and the couple developed a special bond with him.   The priority of the

Posted in

How Walmart Supported Julia’s Adoption Journey

Posted on November 13, 2023

In 2021, Julia, a Walmart Store Coach, lost her daughter in a car accident. Her daughter was a single mother to a 4-year-old boy, and Julia’s immediate thought was to care for him. Within 24 hours of hearing about the accident, Julia and her husband filed for emergency guardianship to care for their

Posted in

Love Makes A Family: Isaiah, Jordan and Sophia’s Story

Posted on November 3, 2023

Texas — For more than three years, Isaiah, Jordan and Sophia lingered in foster care after enduring physical abuse and neglect as their biological parents struggled with substance use. The siblings bounced from house to house, often separated from one another. “When I was in foster care, I had a lot

Posted in

National Adoption Month: 4 Ways to Make a Difference

Posted on October 27, 2023

November is National Adoption Month — a special time to celebrate families that have grown through adoption and raise awareness of the thousands of children in foster care across the United States and Canada who are waiting for someone to step forward to adopt them.   Youth like Merriah, w

Posted in

Every Child Deserves A Permanent Family: Kenya’s Story

Posted on October 4, 2023

Texas — At age 6, Kenya was placed in foster care due to abuse and neglect. After lingering in care for nine long years, she worried she would never have a permanent family.   “At one point, they said that I was going to max out in foster care, and I didn’t want that,” shared

Posted in

A Forever Family for Rhianna

Posted on

Toronto, Canada — At just 2 months old, Rhianna was placed in foster care due to neglect. She spent 15 years of her life waiting for a permanent family, feeling terrified for the future.  “I didn’t feel like anybody would want me,” shared Rhianna. “I never really celebrated my birthday because inste

Posted in