Aging Out of Foster Care: Jahmie’s Story

Posted on May 7, 2024

Jahmie grew up in a tumultuous environment, experiencing abuse, neglect and pervasive drug use that made his home unsafe. At 13, Jahmie was placed in foster care and separated from his siblings. He spent the next five years bouncing between different foster homes before aging out of the system at 18

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2023 Recruiter of the Year: Andrea from Utah

Posted on September 26, 2023

During the 2023 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® Summit, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognized Andrea, a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter with Raise the Future in Utah, as a Recruiter of the Year. Andrea is a passionate, diligent professional who has a special ability to connect with the childre

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2023 Recruiter of the Year: Anna from Michigan

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During the 2023 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® Summit, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognized Anna, a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter from Orchard’s Children Services in Michigan, as a Recruiter of the Year. Anna is an advocate and a source of hope for the children she serves. Pictured:

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Bringing A Family Back Together: Likisha and Jamya’s Story

Posted on June 1, 2023

Tennessee — Placed in foster care as a young child, Likisha lived a life in and out of care. Pregnant with her first child at age 16, she was also struggling with poverty, homelessness and trying to escape domestic violence. By 19 years old, Likisha was working hard to give her children the best lif

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Wendy’s Wonderful Kids professionals collaborate and celebrate at annual Summit

Posted on May 25, 2023

More than 600 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® recruiters and supervisors, speakers, supporters and Foundation staff gathered in Columbus, Ohio, for the 2023 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit, May 9–11. Hosted by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, the event offered opportunities for collaborating and shari

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Rob Geen Named Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees Chair

Posted on January 11, 2023

Foundation committed to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced today that Rob Geen, has been elected as chair of its board of trustees.   Geen formerly serv

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Rich Krumholz Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

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Foundation committed to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 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 Rich Krumholz as a member of its board of trustees, serving

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Kris Kaffenbarger Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

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Foundation committed to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 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 Kris Kaffenbarger as a member of its board of trustees, ser

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