Every child in Louisiana deserves a loving family

Posted on August 1, 2019

By John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana Surrounded by former foster youth and other advocates, Governor Edwards (bottom, center) signs Louisiana’s law extending foster care to age 21 As governor, I have many responsibilities, but none more critical or closer to my heart than the safety and

Children never outgrow the need for family

Posted on February 11, 2019

How Wendy’s Wonderful Kids is changing lives in Louisiana By Donna Edwards, First Lady of Louisiana Over the past three years, Louisiana has been transforming our approach to foster care and adoption. In 2016, our Department of Children and Family Services launched statewide implementation of

Our Child is Perfect, Even When He Isn’t

Posted on November 6, 2018

By Sadie Marshall-Corley Sadie and her husband, Cody, adopted their son, Latrell, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The Corleys, who live in Louisiana, want to raise awareness about the importance of foster care adoption, and specifically, the cr

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