Foster care children at risk during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on March 23, 2020

The following story was published by WEWS News 5 Cleveland in March 2020. There were more than 16,000 children currently in foster care in Ohio as of Jan 1, 2020, and the president of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption said many of them may be vulnerable during this coronavirus pandemic. Rita S

A Message from Rita Soronen

Posted on March 19, 2020

Dear Friends, The last few weeks have been incredibly uncertain, as the world navigates the most serious global health crisis we have faced in our lifetime, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Schools are closed, non-essential workers are staying home and social distancing has become essential. We

Nonprofits Are Simultaneously Contemplating Strategy on Two Fronts

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The following story was published by The Chronicle of Social Change in March 2020. By John Kelly LaVerne and Terry Moore Jenkins photographed Monday August 8, 2016 with their adopted daughter Raychelle. Photo courtesy of James DeCamp Photography The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) – which

Finding Forever Families for Teens in Utah, like Ellie

Posted on March 6, 2020

Ellie entered foster care at age 16 after suffering years of physical and emotional abuse. In 2018, she was adopted through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. FOX 13 Utah and reporter, Sydney Glenn, shared her story. During the 2019 fiscal year, the

Thank you, Bill Perkins

Posted on February 28, 2020

To date, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has found forever families for more than 9,000 children in foster care across the United States. The generosity of supporters, like Bill Perkins, make it possible to expand our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program to serve more children who need our help t

Leigh Burnside Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

Posted on February 26, 2020

Foundation committed to finding adoptive homes for the more than 155,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, today welcomed Leigh Burnside, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Acc

Pamela Farber Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

Posted on February 24, 2020

Foundation committed to finding adoptive homes for the more than 155,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, today welcomed Pamela Farber as a member of its board of trustees, serving

Sean Niklas Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

Posted on February 20, 2020

Foundation committed to finding adoptive homes for the more than 155,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, today welcomed Sean Niklas as a member of its board of trustees, serving a
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