Julie Bieszczat Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

Posted on February 18, 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 Julie Bieszczat as a member of its board of trustees, servin

Jhonny Mercado Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

Posted on February 12, 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 Jhonny Mercado as a member of its board of trustees, serving

The Business of Giving Podcast: Rita Soronen, President & CEO

Posted on February 10, 2020

Following is a conversation between Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and Denver Frederick, host of The Business of Giving on AM 970 The Answer WNYM in New York City. Denver: The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has been known as the voice of foster car

“It’s a Miracle Being Adopted”: Ariana’s Story

Posted on December 20, 2019

Chris and Joanna McIntyre, of Colorado, adopted Ariana, 16, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program. This is their story. When Ariana was five years old, she had to be removed from her birth mother’s house after enduring years of abuse. “I had nightmares eve

Every Child in Foster Care Deserves a Permanent Home and Loving Family

Posted on December 5, 2019

By Rita Soronen National Adoption Month, held every November, is a special time each year to celebrate families that have grown through adoption and raise awareness of the more than 125,000 children still waiting to be adopted from foster care in the United States. Since 2012, the number of children

Worth Your Time Podcast: Rita Soronen

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Approximately 20,000 children age out of foster care in the United States each year without a permanent family, leaving them at a higher risk of homelessness, early parenting and other negative outcomes. Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, joined Ericka Ande

Children are Waiting: Fostering and Adopting from Foster Care

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By Rita Soronen The Issue More than thirty years ago, Dave Thomas, the founder of The Wendy’s Company and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, began to speak about his personal experience as an adopted child. In doing so, he helped to ignite a national conve
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