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The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has one mission: to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care. Founded in 1992 by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation believes that every child deserves a loving family. We are North America’s only national nonprofit charity dedicated solely to finding permanent homes for the more than 117,000 children waiting to be adopted in the U.S.

Through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption gives funds and provides training to adoption agencies in the U.S. and Canada. The agencies hire adoption professionals who implement the Foundation’s proactive Child-Focused Recruitment Model targeted exclusively on moving America’s longest-waiting children from foster care into adoptive families.

The Foundation works closely with child welfare advocates and policymakers, provides free resources on foster care adoption and raises awareness for foster care adoption.

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More than 7,000 children have been adopted from foster care thanks to support from donors like you!

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