We Were Destined to Be Statistics, but Here We Were, Finally Home


This was shared with the Dave Thomas Foundation by Jesus Paniagua. Jesus was 7 years old when he and his five brothers were adopted by Yolonda, a single mother who made them finally feel at home. Today Jesus is 27 and honoring his late mother by sharing his story.

From 1 Child to 15: A Single Father’s Journey to Foster Care Adoption


This guest blog is written by Dan Mercer, an adoptive father whose youngest son, Samuel was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.

The Truth About Foster Care Adoption


There are many myths about foster care adoption, including the idea that it is too expensive.

While some types of adoption can be very costly, foster care adoption is low cost and in some cases free. There are requirements that must be met before your family can be considered for foster care adoption and those requirements depend on where you live.

There are more than 117,000 children in the United States waiting to be adopted from foster care.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes that every child deserves a loving family.

It’s Never Too Late to Be Adoption Friendly


The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes that no matter how families are formed, new parents need time to bond with their children. Through the Foundation’s Adoption-Friendly Workplace program, organizations can find resources to implement adoption-friendly policies.

Each year the Foundation surveys the United States to find the best adoption policies. The 2018 survey just closed, but it’s never too late to become adoption friendly.

Deja Vu for Family Who Adopted from Foster Care


Sometimes when a family opens their heart to a child in foster care, they realize there is still more love to give. That’s what happened to the Holbrooks!

You might recognize one of the sweet faces in the photo to the right. Wesley, whose story we shared in February, has a new brother! The Holbrook family has now adopted three boys from foster care, Wesley, Wyatt and Logan.

Adoption-Friendly Benefits In The Workplace – It Is The Right Thing To Do


From simple education activities to implementing a robust adoption benefits program, workplace support of adoption not only increases awareness about the issues confronting our most vulnerable children, but also provides critical support for families formed through adoption. Employers have the power to make a crucial difference in the lives of waiting children.

Wendy’s Annual Frosty 5K Raises Critical Funds for Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption


This year, The Wendy’s Company Annual Frosty 5K raised $110,000 for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

The event was held on July 15 in Columbus, Ohio and had more than 800 participants. The race started and ended downtown at Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers. Runners and walkers took the course through downtown, across the Scioto Mile and finished in the outfield of the minor-league stadium.

Foster Care Adoption: Is It for You?


The world of adoption can be confusing. There are several types and all come with their own challenges.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has one mission: to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care.

If you have been considering foster care adoption, we can help. Our FREE step-by-step adoption guide is full of information and agency referrals to help you along your adoption journey.

Download your free copy today.

Foster Care Is Somewhere You’ve Been, Not Something You Are


This guest blog post is written by Cathy Lohr, an adoptive mother whose daughter, Fatima, was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.

Keeping Dave Thomas’ Legacy Alive and You Can Help


Today the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption celebrates our founder, Dave Thomas on what would have been his 86th birthday.

Mr. Thomas was respected for being a talented businessman and a caring philanthropist; his unceasing desire to improve the lives of North America’s most vulnerable children was arguably his greatest contribution to society.

In honor of Dave Thomas, his Foundation will continue to commit itself to the vision he set forth: to make ensure a loving, permanent family for every child.


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