Focus on Adoption: Wendy’s Wonderful Kids

Posted on March 22, 2019

The Adoptive Families Association of BC is a proud partner site for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids in British Columbia. In an article for the organization’s Focus on Adoption magazine, Rita Soronen, president and & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada, explains how the program’s child-f

Supporter Spotlight: Sean Niklas

Posted on February 21, 2019

Sean Niklas is President of Saren Restaurants, Inc., a Wendy’s franchisee in Chicago, IL. Adopted as a newborn, he has committed his life to giving back through his restaurants and as a longtime supporter of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. By Sean Niklas My life truly began five days after

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

Thank You to Supporters of the Italian Gathering

Posted on December 1, 2018

Barry Boyles, co-founder of the Italian Gathering car show in Columbus, Ohio, presented the Foundation with a check for $20,000 raised during the 13th annual event in September 2018. Thank you to event hosts Primary Aim LLC, a Wendy’s franchisee in Central Ohio, and Evans Automotive for your continu

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

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