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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I Thought I’d Never Have Love: Teenager Maci Kean Finds Forever Family
"Even if I wanted to be adopted, who would adopt a 17-year-old?" Maci had come to terms with being alone. “I was scared. I was lost. I felt hopeless." That all changed when Gigi Kean asked Maci, “Would you be interested in us adopting you?” Read their full story here.
Jan 11, 2019 10:00 AM ET
Never Too Old for Family
Every child, no matter their age or the circumstances of their journey through foster care, is adoptable. In a recent article for Adoptive Families magazine, our President & CEO, Rita Soronen, shares common myths and realities about adopting teens and older children. Read more on the Adoptive Families Magazine website.   ...
Jan 4, 2019 10:00 AM ET
Our Child Is Perfect, Even When He Isn’t
Sadie and her husband, Cody, adopted their son, Latrell, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The Corleys, who live in...
Dec 27, 2018 10:00 AM ET
You Can Give the Gift of Family This Holiday Season
After living a life of uncertainty, growing up in homes that were deemed unsafe and foster homes that were not permanent, Haylee was adopted by the Patterson family when she was 14 years old. "They love me for me and work with me through the hard times. They do not give up on me." This holiday season, give the gift of family to help us find a permanent home and loving family...
Dec 17, 2018 10:00 AM ET
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