Special Moments with Mom

Posted on May 4, 2023

Having the support of a loving, forever family means everything to youth who once lingered in foster care. Read reflections from children served by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program and their moms. Pictured: Kim and Zach Zach (adopted at 11) and his mom K

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Cardinal Health Helps Families Become Whole Through Adoption

Posted on April 26, 2023

In 2017, Mathew, an employee of Cardinal Health, and his wife Jessica became foster parents to a baby boy named Blake. From the moment the couple laid eyes on him, they knew he was meant to be part of their family. At 18 months old, Blake entered the couple’s lives, and they have been by his side ev

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5 reasons you won’t adopt from foster care, and why they’re wrong

Posted on April 13, 2023

“It’s too expensive.”  “Children in foster care are too set in their ways to blend in with my family.”  “I’m not married, so I can’t adopt, right?”  “I don’t want to deal with the child’s family of origin or the child welfare system — it’s all just too complicated!”  It’s importa

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The Bond of Family: Johnathan and Patty’s Story

Posted on April 4, 2023

Arizona — Johnathan and Patty were placed in foster care due to neglect as their biological mother struggled with drug addiction. Scared for their future, Johnathan vividly remembers the night they were removed from their house.  “It was just me and my little sister,” said Johnathan. “I was pre

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Every Child Deserves A Permanent Family: Pippa’s Story

Posted on January 12, 2023

Toronto, Canada Born in Hong Kong, Pippa was abandoned and moved to an orphanage at birth. Before she was 2 years old, Pippa was adopted and brought to Toronto, Canada. Sadly, she experienced severe abuse and neglect by that family and was placed in foster care.  Pippa waited more than eight ye

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Rob Geen Named Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees Chair

Posted on January 11, 2023

Foundation committed to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced today that Rob Geen, has been elected as chair of its board of trustees.   Geen formerly serv

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Jelani Freeman Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

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Foundation committed to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, today welcomed Jelani Freeman as a member of its board of trustees, servin

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