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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Committed to Adoption, Family Finally Has Their Day in Court
Foster care adoption takes dedication and commitment from the families and the children they hope to adopt. It can be a long process depending on circumstances, but the Bruns family never let that dissuade them. The Bruns became foster parents 10 years ago after their adult children left home. They focused mostly on older youth until the day they received a call about temporary...
Jun 13, 2018 9:00 AM ET
He Simply Needed “Someone to Show Him He Was Worth Loving.”
Often, children in foster care act out because they don’t know who they can trust. The trauma they’ve experienced, the reason they are in foster care, can be difficult for them to process. It takes time and love for children to heal and to move forward. Six-year old Kareem was no exception this. Kareem came into Elaine’s home as a temporary respite placement, which means Kareen’s foster...
Jun 7, 2018 11:00 AM ET
Six Homes for 6-year-old Boy in Foster Care
Aiden was just 6-years old and had already been in six different foster homes. That’s when he met a counselor named Craig. Craig could see that Aiden was lacking the love and attention that he needed to thrive. He knew that he and his husband Edward could provide that safe, supportive and loving home. This past April, the family celebrated the one year anniversary of Aiden’s adoption. ...
Jun 4, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Love, Security and a Second Chance
This guest blog post is written by Chris Mace, an adoptive father of three. His two sons, Steven and Kota, were adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. My husband, Brian and I have always wanted a big family. Our oldest daughter, Eira, joined our family at age 14 while we were stationed at Fort Carson, CO. Eira was born as...
May 29, 2018 12:00 PM ET
Brothers Find New Life, Full of Love, After Adoption
There are many myths about foster care adoption. The truth is, anyone can adopt from foster care if they can provide a safe, loving environment for a child. Single parents, same sex couples or families who rent an apartment or home are all eligible to adopt from foster care. Sharon decided to become a foster parent with the encouragement of her 10-year-old...
May 24, 2018 10:00 AM ET