DTFA: Foster Care Adoption Awareness

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DTFA: Foster Care Adoption Awareness

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is driven by a single goal: finding a loving family for every child waiting in foster care to get adopted. We are America’s only national nonprofit charity dedicated solely to finding permanent homes for the more than 100,000 children in foster care.

How we work:

  • Award grants to adoption organizations that connect children with families.
  • Increase awareness across the nation about waiting children and the process to adopt.
  • Raise funds to support our awareness and education programs.
  • Provide free resources to professionals and prospective and adoptive parents.

Our Core Beliefs:

  • Every child deserves a safe, loving, and permanent family.
  • No child should linger in foster care or leave the system at age 18 without a permanent family of his or her own.
  • Every child is adoptable.

Content from this campaign

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Reaches Major Milestone
When Dave Thomas started his Foundation 25 years ago he did so with a heart that was committed to finding families for children waiting to be adopted from foster care. His vision is always close to our hearts and today we think he would be proud as the Foundation that bears his name celebrates more than 6,500 adoptions. Sadly, Dave passed away before the...
Sep 13, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Mrs. Arkansas Using Title to Further Awareness of Foster Care Adoption
“Foster care is where kids go when their parents don’t want them anymore.”  From the mouth of babes. A stunning realization washed over me as I stood in front of my classroom telling them I’d be out the next day volunteering with children in foster care. Foster Care. Two words. So much meaning and confusion. Children, who don’t know other children in foster care, don’t understand what...
Feb 7, 2017 11:00 AM ET
Best Adoption Friendly Workplace Survey is Open
Columbus, Ohio, January 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Does your company offer adoption benefits to its employees in the form of financial reimbursement or paid time off? If so, you are working for an adoption-friendly workplace. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption wants to recognize your company in its 2017 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace survey that is open now. For 11 years, the...
Jan 9, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Unadoptable is Unacceptable
At the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we believe that “unadoptable” is unacceptable.Each year 23,000 children age out of the foster care system in the United States without being adopted into a forever family. To us, that is unacceptable. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is committed to dramatically increasing the number of children adopted from foster care in the U.S. and...
Apr 26, 2016 10:05 AM ET
When I First Met My Child
Families come in all shapes and sizes and not all families meet on the day a child is born. Did you know there are over 130,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care in the U.S. and Canada? That is more than 130,000 children who just want a forever family, someone to help them with their homework and tuck them in at night. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is committed...
Apr 21, 2016 11:10 AM ET