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The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has one mission: To dramatically increase the number of children adopted from foster care. In the U.S. and Canada there are more than 130,000 children waiting for permanent, loving homes. It only takes one person to change the life of a child.

Read more Foundation adoption stories here or consider donating to help us find forever families for children waiting in foster care.

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Four Siblings Are Thankful for Family This Holiday Season
Imagine watching the news and knowing instantly that the child looking back at you is the biological sibling of two children you are about to adopt. That is what happened to Michelle and Don Beauchene of northwest Ohio. The couple was preparing to adopt two children into their large family, when they saw a story of a young girl in foster care who needed a...
Nov 26, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Being Thankful for Family: One Adopted Teen’s Story.
When you have a family, you can take it for granted. That will never be the case for Maci Kean. Adopted just 51 days before her 18th birthday she told the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption that she “never thought she’d feel love.” Everything changed for her after she was adopted by the Kean Family. Creating families. It’s what the Dave...
Nov 21, 2018 11:00 AM ET
The Biggest Blessing Was Hearing Them Call Us Mom and Dad for the First Time
“We knew during our first meeting with them that we needed them as much as they needed us,” said Wendy and Joseph Garren about the day they met their four children, Morgan, Logan, Trevor and Tiffany. These siblings spent nearly five years in foster care before being adopted by the Garrens in May 2017. “There was a huge adjustment was very hard for them to be able to put...
Nov 13, 2018 10:00 AM ET
How One Call Became a Calling
It was a sad time. My wife and I had tried to add to our family without success. It wasn’t an immediate decision, but we eventually decided to pursue adoption. From that moment, everything in our life changed. At last, we could see the light at the end of a tunnel. We went through background checks, home study, filled out a million forms, created an...
Oct 8, 2018 11:00 AM ET
All It Took Was a Game of Uno
It all started with the “most epic and memorable game of UNO every played.” That’s when Jacquelynn and Kevin Patterson knew they had met their daughter, Haylee. And Haylee knew she had met her parents. “It feels great to be wanted and to be home.” Join our Circle of Support to ensure more teenagers, like Haylee, are adopted into supportive, safe and loving homes  ...
Sep 12, 2018 10:00 AM ET