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

Best Adoption Friendly Workplace Survey is Open
Columbus, Ohio, January 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Does your company offer adoption benefits to its employees in the form of financial reimbursement or paid time off? If so, you are working for an adoption-friendly workplace. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption wants to recognize your company in its 2017 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace survey that is open now. For 11 years, the...
Jan 9, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Unadoptable is Unacceptable
At the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we believe that “unadoptable” is unacceptable.Each year 23,000 children age out of the foster care system in the United States without being adopted into a forever family. To us, that is unacceptable. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is committed to dramatically increasing the number of children adopted from foster care in the U.S. and...
Apr 26, 2016 10:05 AM ET
When I First Met My Child
Families come in all shapes and sizes and not all families meet on the day a child is born. Did you know there are over 130,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care in the U.S. and Canada? That is more than 130,000 children who just want a forever family, someone to help them with their homework and tuck them in at night. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is committed...
Apr 21, 2016 11:10 AM ET
I Am
Children in foster care face stereotypes that simply aren’t true. These children are not trouble makers, too old or unable to live with a family; they are not unadoptable. Children come into care because they have been abused or neglected. Through no fault of their own, they are removed from their homes. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is committed to finding permanent, loving homes...
Apr 13, 2016 9:35 AM ET
I'm Just a Kid
Children of all ages have dreams and that doesn’t stop just because they enter the fostercare system. Hear the dreams of the children being helped by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters.  The Foundation was founded by Dave Thomas, who is also the founder of Wendy’s restaurants. He was adopted and believed strongly in social responsibility. He...
Apr 11, 2016 10:05 AM ET