The Imprint Weekly Podcast: How the Foundation is Finding Adoptive Homes for Children in Foster Care

Posted on May 4, 2021

The Imprint Weekly Podcast is a production of Fostering Media Connections (FMC), a nonprofit organization that uses the power of media and journalism to lead the conversation about children, youth and families in America.

Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, joined John Kelly, senior editor for The Imprint, on the publication’s weekly podcast.

John and Rita discuss current issues in child welfare and how the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program is working to find permanent, loving homes for our nation’s most vulnerable youth waiting to be adopted from foster care.

Explore highlights from the conversation below.

What is child-focused recruitment, and what makes the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids model work?

Research shows that when a child waiting in foster care turns nine years old, they are much less likely to be adopted. Why?

What is the Foundation’s approach to partnering with states to implement Wendy’s Wonderful Kids?

The Foundation recently achieved 10,000 adoptions. How are you continuing to expand your impact?

Listen to the full conversation.

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