Game Changer: The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption builds momentum

Posted on June 10, 2019

“When a child ages out of foster care at 18, not because they’re bad kids, not because they’re any less capable than any other child, but because they don’t have the safety net of family, they’re at a much higher risk of negative outcomes,” shared Rita Soronen, president & CEO of the Dave Thomas

Adoption-Friendly Workplace: New York Life

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The Pinson family on adoption day for Elijah and David “I would not be a mother today without New York Life, and the adoption benefits the company provides to its employees,” shared Brooke Pinson, a senior associate at New York Life Insurance Company, which was recognized on the Foundation’s 1

Eric Daly Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

Posted on June 3, 2019

Foundation committed to finding adoptive homes for the nearly 155,000 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 Eric Daly as a member of its board of trustees. Daly is vice pr

Love Them No Matter What

Posted on April 16, 2019

By Robyn Oldenburg Robyn Oldenburg, of Washington, adopted her daughter, Winter, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. Robyn says when she learned of the need for teenagers to be adopted, she was moved to action. The Oldenburg family (from left:

Supporter Spotlight: Austen Truslow

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Professional golfer, Austen Truslow, is on a journey to achieve his dream of playing on the PGA Tour. Last year, he launched a campaign to help children in foster care realize their dreams of a permanent, loving family. “Golf is an individual sport, and it can sometimes feel as if you are only servi

Adoption-Friendly Workplace: Bank of America

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The McClellan family on Miah’s adoption day After spending more than six years in foster care, Miah was adopted by the McClellan family when she was 15 years old. “I knew I had room for children in my home and my heart,” says her mother, Charita. Charita is an employee of Bank of America

Love Makes a Family

Posted on April 9, 2019

By Krista Stotler Krista Stotler and her husband, Larry, of Texas, have adopted five children from foster care, including siblings Steven, Celeste and Elijah through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. They are a self-described “fast-paced, active, fu

Adopting & Fostering in the New Era of License to Discriminate Bills

Posted on April 8, 2019

With the increase of children entering the complex child welfare system in need of quality foster care and adoptive homes, it is essential to maximize every avenue to find permanency and stability for these children. And yet, as states work to increase the rosters of potential foster and adoptive pa