DTFA: Foster Care Adoption Awareness

DTFA: Foster Care Adoption Awareness

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is driven by a single goal: finding a loving family for every child waiting in foster care to get adopted. We are America’s only national nonprofit charity dedicated solely to finding permanent homes for the more than 100,000 children in foster care.

How we work:

  • Award grants to adoption organizations that connect children with families.
  • Increase awareness across the nation about waiting children and the process to adopt.
  • Raise funds to support our awareness and education programs.
  • Provide free resources to professionals and prospective and adoptive parents.

Our Core Beliefs:

  • Every child deserves a safe, loving, and permanent family.
  • No child should linger in foster care or leave the system at age 18 without a permanent family of his or her own.
  • Every child is adoptable.

Content from this campaign

Celebrating Family and Helping Others to Create Theirs
Congratulations to the Martin Family who is celebrating nine years of being a forever family! Did you know that you can adopt a child of any age from foster care? The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption focuses on finding forever families for the children who have been in foster care the longest. This includes teenagers, sibling groups and children with special needs. The process...
Jan 25, 2019 10:00 AM ET
Today is National Adoption Day!
Since 2000, judges across the country have been opening their courtrooms on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to finalize adoptions from foster care in time for the holidays. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a proud founder of National Adoption day, which has led to the adoptions of nearly 70,000 children on this day over the past 19 years. This...
Nov 17, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Instant Family Movie Shining a Light on Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Mission
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is proud of our partnership with Paramount Pictures and their newest family comedy Instant Family. This movie, starring Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne and Octavia Spencer shines a light on what foster care adoption looks like in real life. Director Sean Anders wrote about his personal journey through foster care adoption. The film highlights the highs...
Nov 15, 2018 10:00 AM ET
It’s Easier Than You Think to Help Children Waiting to Be Adopted From Foster Care
November is National Adoption Month. Thirty days to shine a light on the critical need for foster and adoptive families to give the 117,000 children waiting in foster care the loving families they deserve. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes that no child is ever too old for family. We focus on finding adoptive families for older children who might age out of care without...
Nov 8, 2018 11:00 AM ET
November Is National Adoption Month! 5 Ways You Can Get Involved
Every child deserves a safe, loving and permanent family. That is the simple, yet profound motivation behind National Adoption Month. Celebrated across North America each November, this special month of awareness building helps to increase the number of families considering adoption and celebrates the joys of creating families through foster care adoption.   The Keans...
Nov 1, 2018 10:00 AM ET

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