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Families who open their heart to #FosterCareAdoption change the path of a child’s life, and their own @DTFA

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:00am


When a family opens their heart to foster care adoption they not only change the path of a child’s life, they change their own path too.

Little Abel didn’t have the easiest start to life. After spending his first months in a hospital, he was put into foster care immediately. Today, two years later, he is in a loving home and thriving with his adoptive family. His adoption was finalized just last month and not only does he now have a mom and dad, he has two brothers who were also adopted by the Carroll family! What a busy home!

But Abel isn’t alone. There are more than 110,000 children just like him still waiting to be adopted from foster care. Not everyone is meant to adopt, but anyone can help.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is committed to dramatically increasing the number of adoptions from foster care. The Foundation’s signature program called Wendy’s Wonderful Kids funds adoption agencies so they can hire specially trained adoption recruiters. Those recruiters take on smaller caseloads, focus on the child’s needs and have the sole mission of finding permanent, adoptive homes for the children who have waited the longest in foster care. The children served by Wendy’s Wonderful Kids are older, or part of a sibling group or have special needs. Most of these children have been in foster care more than five years.

If you’d like to help the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption reach our goal of a loving family for every waiting child, please consider making a contribution here.

Keywords: Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Dave Thomas | Recruiter | Wendy’s | adoption | forever family | foster care