Thank You, Krista and Vincent Jacobs

Posted on October 23, 2020

Both adopted as infants, Krista and Vince Jacobs, of Tennessee, knew they wanted to grow their family through adoption. “We began fostering children when our youngest child was two years old and continued to do so for four years,” says Mrs. Jacobs. “Our first (foster care) placement successfully reu

How Having a Forever Family Changed My Future

Posted on August 24, 2020

Ellie was adopted at age 19 through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, in partnership with The Adoption Exchange in Utah. This is her story. For most of my childhood, I bounced from home to home within my biological family. In the seventh grade, a teacher notic

Tonya’s message of hope

Posted on May 6, 2020

Tonya spent six long years in foster care before she was adopted at age 12 through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program in North Carolina. She bravely agreed to share her story because she wants to inspire hope in other children who are still waiting to be adopte

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

Nonprofits Are Simultaneously Contemplating Strategy on Two Fronts

Posted on March 19, 2020

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
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