"Even if I wanted to be adopted, who would adopt a 17-year-old?" Maci had come to terms with being alone. “I was scared. I was lost. I felt hopeless." That all changed when Gigi Kean asked Maci, “Would you be interested in us adopting you?”
Every child, no matter their age or the circumstances of their journey through foster care, is adoptable. In a recent article for Adoptive Families magazine, our President & CEO, Rita Soronen, shares common myths and realities about adopting teens and older children.
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 critical need to find permanent, loving homes for teenagers in foster care.
A gift to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption supports children like Haylee
After living a life of uncertainty, growing up in homes that were deemed unsafe and foster homes that were not permanent, Haylee was adopted by the Patterson family when she was 14 years old. "They love me for me and work with me through the hard times. They do not give up on me." This holiday season, give the gift of family to help us find a permanent home and loving family for more youth, like Haylee.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recently launched an online boutique filled with items to celebrate adoption. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is the only public nonprofit charity in the United States that is focused exclusively on foster care adoption.
Each year, stars come together to celebrate families who have adopted from foster care in the CBS Holiday Special: A Home for the Holidays.
This year LL Cool J, Gwen Stefani and Train help celebrate 20 years of creating families through foster care adoption. Join us in watching this heartwarming holiday special on December 21, 2018, at 8 p.m. on your local CBS station.
Since 2000, judges across the country have been opening their courtrooms on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to finalize adoptions from foster care in time for the holidays. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a proud founder of National Adoption day, which has led to the adoptions of nearly 70,000 children on this day over the past 19 years.
This year more than 400 cities are holding National Adoption Day celebrations and more than 4,000 children will be adopted.