Hope Through the Darkness

Posted on April 9, 2021

By Rita L. Soronen, President & CEO One year ago, our world changed dramatically and in ways we could never have imagined as COVID-19 spread, closing schools, shutting down businesses and leaving us with unrelenting separation and longing for the physical connection of family and friends. As the

A Statement in Support of Justice

Posted on March 23, 2021

At the heart of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s work is the belief that justice and the right to be free of fear and harm must be equally applied to all of our children. Racism can have no home in our hearts The murders of Ahmaud Abrery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade and so man

A Forever Family for Austin

Posted on March 15, 2021

Placed in foster care at age 8, Austin spent the next three years of his young life longing for the security and stability of a permanent home. He often felt undeserving, unworthy and not capable of accomplishing anything. Fortunately, Austin’s journey changed with help from his Wendy’s Wonderful Ki

10,000 adoptions and so much more

Posted on February 11, 2021

Dear Friends, More than a decade ago, as children continued to leave foster care without a permanent family and at alarming rates, we realized that the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption needed to do much more to fulfill our mission of “dramatically increasing the number of adoptions of children wa

10,000 Children Adopted Through Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Program

Posted on February 10, 2021

The Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program serves youth most at risk of aging out of foster care without a permanent family Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national nonprofit public charity, is proud to announce that its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®, h

Laura Butrico Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

Posted on February 5, 2021

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 Laura Butrico as a member of its board of trustees. Butric

Josh Sell Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

Posted on February 2, 2021

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 Josh Sell as a member of its board of trustees, serving a t

A Forever Family for Zach

Posted on January 28, 2021

At six years old, Zach was placed in foster care after he was found wandering alone in an alley. He spent the next five years moving back and forth between his biological family and different foster homes. “I felt alone in the world. I didn’t feel loved,” Zach shares. “I had no hope of being adopted
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