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

Actor Cody Saintgnue Shares His Adoption Story

Posted on November 17, 2020

An actor, producer, model and advocate, Cody has appeared on hit television series, such as Criminal Minds, House M.D. and Teen Wolf. He is sharing his adoption story to speak up for children still waiting in foster care. My name is Cody Saintgnue. Through my work in the entertainment industry, I’ve

Five Ways to Help During National Adoption Month

Posted on November 4, 2020

November is National Adoption Month — a special time to celebrate families that have grown through adoption and raise awareness of the more than 120,000 children in foster care who are still waiting for a loving, permanent home. As the COVID-19 crisis creates more instability and uncertainty in thei

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