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

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

Our Child is Perfect, Even When He Isn’t

Posted on November 6, 2018

By Sadie Marshall-Corley Sadie and her husband, Cody, adopted their son, Latrell, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The Corleys, who live in Louisiana, want to raise awareness about the importance of foster care adoption, and specifically, the cr

Somebody’s Got to Be Their Voice

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Michelle and Don Beauchene, of Ohio, got married in 2011. Each had four older children from previous marriages. Then, the couple decided to adopt siblings, Lily and Lucy, from foster care. Don and Michelle soon discovered that Lily and Lucy had two more siblings, Jaime and Jeremiah, who had been liv
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