Thank You, Krista and Vincent Jacobs

Posted on October 23, 2020

Both adopted as infants, Krista and Vince Jacobs, of Tennessee, knew they wanted to grow their family through adoption. “We began fostering children when our youngest child was two years old and continued to do so for four years,” says Mrs. Jacobs. “Our first (foster care) placement successfully reu

Wendy’s® Gives Back

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Year after year, The Wendy’s Company, its franchise owners and operators, suppliers, employees and customers support the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption through events, personal gifts and in-restaurant campaigns. Following are highlights of the many ways that the Wendy’s family worked together t

A Brighter Future for Lexi and Nick

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Lexi and Nick were placed in foster care due to neglect, as their biological parents battled drug addiction and other issues. For five years, they longed for a permanent home. Fortunately, the siblings were adopted with help from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® prog

“It’s a Chance at Life”: Korie’s Story

Posted on August 27, 2020

Placed in foster care at age 3, Korie moved in and out of more than 30 foster homes before she was 16. Too often, she wondered, “Am I going to have somewhere to sleep? Am I going to grow up and be safe?” “I thought, ‘I’m going to end up on the streets. That’s just how it’s go

How Having a Forever Family Changed My Future

Posted on August 24, 2020

Ellie was adopted at age 19 through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, in partnership with The Adoption Exchange in Utah. This is her story. For most of my childhood, I bounced from home to home within my biological family. In the seventh grade, a teacher notic

Mike Zak Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

Posted on August 3, 2020

Foundation committed to finding adoptive homes for the more than 150,000 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 Mike Zak as a member of its board of trustees, serving a thr

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