New York Times Highlights Impact of COVID-19 on Youth in Foster Care

Posted on January 13, 2021

Every day, more than 50 young people age out of foster care in the United States without the stability and security of a permanent, loving family. Before the COVID-19 crisis, one in five youth who aged out experienced homelessness and only 50% were employed at age 24. Now, many are also navigating t

Children in foster care could use extra support this holiday season

Posted on December 10, 2020

This article was originally published by Lauren Mixon from WDTN in Dayton, OH. With the holiday season upon us, many Americans tend to find themselves in a giving spirit. One group that could use some extra love and support this year is children in the foster care system.   President & CEO

Siblings now have a forever home after virtual adoption in Washington

Posted on July 28, 2020

This blog was adapted from a story by Tracey Leong of KIRO 7 News in Seattle, Washington. Terri fostered siblings Michael, Roman and Lilliana for more than three years. After two unsuccessful adoptions with other families, Terri made the decision to pursue adoption. But when COVID-19 hit, it de

Edna goes the extra mile to keep siblings together

Posted on June 10, 2020

Floyd, Mark, Jermesha, Celeste, Harley, Cadence, Whitney, JR, Jermain and Shaelyn Jermesha, Floyd and Jermain were separated for five long years while in foster care before being referred to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program. Their world changed when Edna came

COVID-19 puts Colorado’s children in foster care at risk

Posted on May 27, 2020

Chelsea is a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® supervisor with The Adoption Exchange in Colorado. This column was originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera. With the coronavirus bringing so much instability and chaos into the world, we are all seeking the comfort, stability and support of our families.
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