Children are Waiting: Fostering and Adopting from Foster Care

Posted on December 5, 2019

By Rita Soronen The Issue More than thirty years ago, Dave Thomas, the founder of The Wendy’s Company and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, began to speak about his personal experience as an adopted child. In doing so, he helped to ignite a national conve

Thank You, Dave and Frances Postowoj

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Dave and Frances Postowoj with Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas (center) “Family is the single most important influence in your life,” says Dave Postowoj, a Wendy’s franchisee in Ontario, Canada and a longtime supporter of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Dave lost his wife, Frances, in 20

Every day is a new adventure

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By Carly Carly and her husband, John, knew they wanted to grow their family through adoption. The couple from British Columbia has adopted six children, including siblings Alicia and Tristin through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. They want anyone

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

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 Miami