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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Celebrating His Forever Family
Jayden met his adoptive parents at 14 months old after being in foster care for nine months. His mom shared, “We never expected the adoption process to take as long as it did, but we would do it all over again! He was our son from the first day we met him.”  Children like Jayden wind up in foster care by no fault of their own. They are victims of their circumstances. Sometimes it is...
Sep 19, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Learning to Love Again
This guest blog post is written by Josh and Katie Butler. The Butler family has one adopted son, Braxtel,and is in the process of adopting a sibling group of three. They have also provided respite care to foster families on several occasions. Their only biological child, Dewey, passed away when he was 132 days old from complications connected to a genetic...
Sep 7, 2017 1:00 PM ET
After Seven Years in Foster Care, Teen Boy is Adopted
When Phoenix Creech was adopted on July 14th, it ended seven years of uncertainty. Phoenix had been in foster care for 2,598 days before finally being adopted by his forever family. His Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter never gave up hope and we are so thankful she didn’t. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is committed to dramatically increasing the...
Sep 5, 2017 10:00 AM ET
DVR Alert! Don’t Forget “A Home for the Holidays” Airs Friday!
The Dave Foundation for Adoption is a proud sponsor of the CBS special "A Home for the Holidays." This year will be the 18th annual event headlined by Miranda Lambery with performances by Aleesia Cara and Rachel Platten.  A Home for the Holidays is a special featuring inspirational stories of foster care adoptions and filled with great music to raise awareness about this important issue...
Dec 19, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption: Finding Forever Families for Children in Foster Care
Scott came into the foster care system when he was six years old and remained in foster care for 10 years. During that time he had seven placements and fell behind in school. His Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiter saw his potential and his special story and knew she could find the right family. Through diligent research, she was able to find Scott's older sister who was living with her foster...
Jul 18, 2016 10:00 AM ET