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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Deja Vu for Family Who Adopted from Foster Care
Sometimes when a family opens their heart to a child in foster care, they realize there is still more love to give. That’s what happened to the Holbrooks! You might recognize one of the sweet faces in the photo to the right. Wesley, whose story we shared in February, has a new brother! The Holbrook family has now adopted three boys from foster care, Wesley, Wyatt and Logan. Back...
Jul 30, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Foster Care Is Somewhere You’ve Been, Not Something You Are
This guest blog post is written by Cathy Lohr, an adoptive mother whose daughter, Fatima, was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. We first learned about our daughter, Fatima, in the autumn of 2015. We had been in the search process for more than a year and we were becoming very discouraged. We often heard we lived too far away for family visits and/...
Jul 5, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Keeping Siblings Together Through Foster Care Adoption
Ty came to the Vogt family as a toddler. A few months later, his baby sister Mya joined him. The Vogt family knew they wanted to keep the siblings together. After 743 and 570 days in foster care, they were both adopted! The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has one mission: to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care. The Foundation gives grants to local adoption...
Jun 27, 2018 12:00 PM ET
If Not Us, Who?
This guest blog is written by Traci Best, an adoptive mom who has adopted two sons, Elijah and Nate, through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. In the early spring of 2013, as our three seventh graders were working quietly on their schoolwork, I took a break from my work to flip through Facebook. I was compelled to click on a link to the website,...
Jun 21, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Teenagers Deserve Families and YOU Can Make the Difference
Maci was adopted just 51 days before turning 18. Her family is now the support system she always wanted. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes all children, regardless of age, deserve a permanent family. With your help, teens like Maci will graduate high school with parents in the audience, beaming with pride. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has one mission: to...
Jun 18, 2018 10:00 AM ET