I Am

Apr 13, 2016 10:35 AM ET

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 for the more than 130,000 children waiting in foster care in the U.S. and Canada.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 often said, “These children are not someone else’s responsibility. They are our responsibility.”

Did you know that the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption distributes grants to public and private adoption agencies in the U.S. and Canada to hire specially-trained adoption recruiters? These special people are called Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters. They use the Foundation’s signature child-focused model, which is up to 300% more effective than typical methods in finding permanent adoptive homes for waiting children.  

They focus their efforts on finding adoptive homes for children who are the hardest to place, including children over the age of nine, sibling groups, and children with special needs.

It’s easy to help further this mission. Visit davethomasfoundation.org to learn more about adopting from foster care or to make a donation.

Help us find forever homes for children waiting in foster care.