After 11 Years in Foster Care, Teen Now Has Forever Family

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After 11 Years in Foster Care, Teen Now Has Forever Family

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.@DTFA Heather's life was changed for the better with a #foreverfamily after 11 years in foster care #FosterCareAdoption #ItsWorthIt

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:00am

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Did you know that not all adoption finalizations happen in a courtroom? There are many circumstances that could lead to a finalization happening at home, over the phone! That’s exactly how it happened for the Buchanan family when they adopted Heather.

Heather has Asperger’s and had been in foster care for 11 years in the state of Washington and finally she was matched with a family in Indiana. The judge called their house and she was officially adopted over the phone in her living room.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption provides funds to adoption agencies in the US and Canada. We do that through our signature program called Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. The agencies hire adoption recruiters, who are trained by the Foundation in our Child-Focused Recruitment Model, to work with the children most at risk of aging out of foster care. This includes older children, sibling groups and children with special needs like Heather.  #ItsWorthIt

If you are looking to adopt, consider foster care adoption.

Learn more here in our Step-by-Step Guide to Adoption.

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Dave Thomas | Positive Change | Recruiter | Wendy’s | Youth Action | adoption | forever family | foster care

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