Adoption Stories

Adoption Stories

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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You Are Never Too Old for Family. How Adopting a Teenager Can Change a Life
"To anyone considering foster care adoption, a teenager can bring out the most love and hope a person can have in their heart." Sadie and Cody Corley, of Louisiana, adopted Latrell through the Foundation's Wendy's Wonderful Kids program. Latrell says he is now "living his best life." ...
Mar 6, 2019 10:00 AM ET
You Don’t Have to Have All the Answers to Be a Parent
Gina Francis was still in college when she decided to become a foster parent. She soon got a phone call asking if Mireya, 4, and Christopher, 2, could come stay with her. The siblings had been living in separate foster homes for a year. "I didn’t know how to be a parent. These children didn’t really know how to be siblings. They had been through so much," Gina recalls. "I was young but...
Mar 1, 2019 10:00 AM ET
Family is a Feeling
David came to live with the Stromberg family as an emergency foster placement when he was just four weeks old. His mother had died of an overdose. In January 2016, the Strombergs adopted David. “My family is in my heart. They’re in my heart where I love them so much,” he says. Read the family's inspiring story, as recently featured in the ...
Jan 22, 2019 10:00 AM ET
They Know They Have a Forever Family
“They have blessed our lives more then we could ever imagine.” In 2014, Derek and Stacy Crow, of Kansas, adopted five siblings from foster care who had been living apart for years. “It amazes me that the separation did not destroy the bond they had for each other,” says Stacy. “We have had tough times and have had to work through many challenges. But these children know they have...
Jan 17, 2019 10:00 AM ET
Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters Work From the Heart
The Brydges family, of Florida, adopted Dalton and Dawson from foster care with the support of Rachel Adler, a Wendy's Wonderful Kids adoption recruiter. Rachel did all she could to find the boys their forever family. "To me, family is so important," she shared. "And to know that there are kids who don't have that and might not have the chance to have that...I thought how awesome that I get to...
Jan 15, 2019 10:00 AM ET

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