5 myths about foster care adoption

Posted on February 14, 2020

By Rita L. Soronen Right now, there are more than 115,000 children in the United States who have been permanently separated from their family of origin and are waiting for someone to step forward to adopt them — a 15% increase since 2012. Unfortunately, the myths, misperceptions and realities surrou

Children never outgrow the need for family

Posted on February 11, 2019

How Wendy’s Wonderful Kids is changing lives in Louisiana By Donna Edwards, First Lady of Louisiana Over the past three years, Louisiana has been transforming our approach to foster care and adoption. In 2016, our Department of Children and Family Services launched statewide implementation of

Never Too Old for Family

Posted on November 30, 2018

By Rita L. Soronen, President & CEO This article was originally published in the November 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.  The Kean family (from left): Maci, Chris (dad), Christopher, Gigi (mom) and Carolyn at their Miami

Foundation Joins U.S. Senate Hearing on Permanency in Foster Care

Posted on November 27, 2018

On November 27, the Foundation’s President & CEO, Rita Soronen, participated on a panel for the U.S. Senate Caucus on Foster Youth with leaders from Child Trends, Buckner International and C.A.S.E. She shared how through the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, the Foundation is making si

State of Adoption in Massachusetts

Posted on November 20, 2018

In November 2018, Boston 25 News aired “State of Adoption,” a 30-minute TV special focused on how and why adoption is changing in Massachusetts. The program, which was hosted by reporter Blair Miller, an adoptive dad, featured an interview with the Foundation’s President & CEO,

Serving Youth Who Need Our Help the Most

Posted on November 9, 2018

By Rita L. Soronen, President & CEO This article was originally published in Adopt4Life’s blog.  Children enter foster care through no fault of their own; they have been abused, neglected or abandoned. They have experienced not only the trauma of abuse, but also the grief and loss of famil

Supporter Spotlight: Crane Group

Posted on October 1, 2018

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is eternally grateful to our many donors and partners whose continued generosity helps us to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care. This month, we feature Crane Group. Who is Crane Group? Crane Group is a family-owned private holding a

How One Call Became a Calling

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By Beau Davidson, vice president of  employee experience at NVIDIA, the #1 ranked organization on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for 2018 Beau Davidson and his daughter, Leah, 5[/cap