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

Q&A: Jocelyne Raymond, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter

Posted on February 1, 2019

Through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada provides grants to child welfare organizations to hire and train recruiters in our Child-Focused Recruitment Model. A rigorous, five-year evaluation of the model in the U.S. revealed that it is up t

Love Has No Boundaries

Posted on January 23, 2019

By Kathryn Connors Kathryn Connors and her husband, John Amy, of Ontario, have adopted three children from foster care: Serenity, Malakai (Kai) and Abigail. Serenity and Kai, who are biological siblings, were adopted through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. K

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Posted on January 16, 2019

By Kameca Broom Kameca and Jamar Broom with their children, Elias and Niyah, of Mississippi Kameca and her husband, Jamar, adopted Elias and Niyah through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful

These wonderful kids just want to know you love them

Posted on December 14, 2018

By Michelle Renaud, Windsor, Ontario Colton (age 13) with his parents, Scott and Michelle Renaud, on Adoption Day, January 15, 2017 My husband, Scott, and I knew we wanted to expand our family. We have so much fun together and

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

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,

He Is A Wonderful Light

Posted on November 17, 2018

The Tomberlins, of Houston, TX, adopted their son, Alex, from foster care with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program and adoption recruiter, Chelsey Castro. “Alex is a wonderful light,” says his dad, Jeff Tomberlin. “He

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