Every Child in Foster Care Deserves a Permanent Home and Loving Family

Posted on December 5, 2019

By Rita Soronen National Adoption Month, held every November, is a special time each year to celebrate families that have grown through adoption and raise awareness of the more than 125,000 children still waiting to be adopted from foster care in the United States. Since 2012, the number of children

National Adoption Day: There is still a national crisis

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By Rita Soronen, Cynthia Billey and Michael Nash In November, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of National Adoption Day, during which thousands of children were adopted from foster care at events in communities nationwide. It is a joyous occasion, especially for children who often have waited year

Worth Your Time Podcast: Rita Soronen

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Approximately 20,000 children age out of foster care in the United States each year without a permanent family, leaving them at a higher risk of homelessness, early parenting and other negative outcomes. Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, joined Ericka Ande

Children are Waiting: Fostering and Adopting from Foster Care

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By Rita Soronen The Issue More than thirty years ago, Dave Thomas, the founder of The Wendy’s Company and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, began to speak about his personal experience as an adopted child. In doing so, he helped to ignite a national conve

National Adoption Month: 4 Ways to Make a Difference

Posted on November 6, 2019

November is National Adoption Month — a special time to celebrate families that have grown through adoption and raise awareness of the more than 125,000 children waiting in foster care in the United States. In June, we visited Massachusetts to meet with Maya and Hannah Fontaine, who bravely shared t
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