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

You Could Help a Child in Foster Care Be Adopted
Haylee entered foster care when she was 11. She lived in eight different houses in two years. That’s when she met the Pattersons and knew immediately they were meant to be her family. Join the Circle of Support for youth like Haylee. Commit to a monthly gift, of any size, that will ensure more children are adopted into supportive, safe and loving homes. Give today: ...
Sep 10, 2018 9:00 AM ET
The Truth About Foster Care Adoption
There are many myths about foster care adoption, including the idea that it is too expensive. While some types of adoption can be very costly, foster care adoption is low cost and in some cases free. There are requirements that must be met before your family can be considered for foster care adoption and those requirements depend on where you live. There are more than 117,000...
Aug 8, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Wendy’s Annual Frosty 5K Raises Critical Funds for Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
This year, The Wendy’s Company Annual Frosty 5K raised $110,000 for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The event was held on July 15 in Columbus, Ohio and had more than 800 participants. The race started and ended downtown at Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers. Runners and walkers took the course through downtown, across the Scioto Mile and finished in the outfield of...
Jul 16, 2018 10:45 AM ET
Foster Care Adoption: Is It for You?
The world of adoption can be confusing. There are several types and all come with their own challenges. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has one mission: to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care. If you have been considering foster care adoption, we can help. Our FREE step-by-step adoption guide is full of information and agency referrals to help...
Jul 10, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Keeping Dave Thomas’ Legacy Alive and You Can Help
Today the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption celebrates our founder, Dave Thomas on what would have been his 86th birthday. Mr. Thomas was respected for being a talented businessman and a caring philanthropist; his unceasing desire to improve the lives of North America’s most vulnerable children was arguably his greatest contribution to society. In honor of Dave Thomas, his...
Jul 2, 2018 11:00 AM ET