Guest Blog: The Real Superheroes

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Guest Blog: The Real Superheroes

By Jessica Olson
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Jessica Olson shares her experience as a @Wendys Wonderful Kids recruiter @DTFA #fostercare

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Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

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Jessica Olson is a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter and works every day to find permanent, loving homes for children in foster care.

I have been a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter for more than four years and have come to crave the adrenaline rush of getting a new child on my caseload, to start learning about this child and the excitement of feeling like I may have just found the family for a child (I have been known to run down the hallway of my office a time or two in celebration). I catch myself at times needing to come back to reality. The reality this child was abused. The reality this child was hurt. The reality this child had to say goodbye to their birth parents…read the full blog here.

The Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program is the signature child-focused recruitment model of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 130,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.