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Today is National Adoption Day!

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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 year more than 400 cities are holding National Adoption Day celebrations and more than 4,000 children will be adopted.

Instant Family Movie Shining a Light on Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Mission

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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 and lows, the moments that make you laugh and the moments that make you cry.

The Biggest Blessing Was Hearing Them Call Us Mom and Dad for the First Time

Foster care adoption is changing lives
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“We knew during our first meeting with them that we needed them as much as they needed us,” said Wendy and Joseph Garren about the day they met their four children, Morgan, Logan, Trevor and Tiffany.

It’s Easier Than You Think to Help Children Waiting to Be Adopted From Foster Care

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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 being adopted.

California Artificial Intelligence Company Tops Annual List of Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

By Kim Phagan-Hansel, The Chronicle of Social Change
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When it comes to helping employees who have decided to adopt a child, nobody beats NVIDIA.

The California-based artificial intelligence company that offers employees up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave and assists employees financially with the costs of adoption, was named the most adoption-friendly employer in America last week by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA).

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November Is National Adoption Month! 5 Ways You Can Get Involved

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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.
 

How One Call Became a Calling

By Beau Davidson, an employee of NVIDIA, the #1 ranked organization on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace List in 2018
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It was a sad time. My wife and I had tried to add to our family without success. It wasn’t an immediate decision, but we eventually decided to pursue adoption. From that moment, everything in our life changed.

At last, we could see the light at the end of a tunnel. We went through background checks, home study, filled out a million forms, created an adoption profile and waited to be selected. Every day, we’d jump at unexpected calls, and we’d be upset when the agency we were working with told us that we hadn’t yet been selected. 

NVIDIA Ranks #1 on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List

Annual list recognizes organizations that strive to make adoption a supported option for every working parent
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption today released its 12th annual 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list recognizing organizations with the most robust adoption benefit programs. The list compares financial reimbursement and paid leave offered to parents who adopt, based on surveys of organizations across the United States. NVIDIA is new atop the 2018 list.

The Briad Group Raises $425,000 for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption at Annual Charity Golf Outing

Partnership has helped find adoptive homes for nearly 500 children in foster care across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ — At its annual Charity Golf Outing in Somerset, NJ last week, The Briad Group® presented the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption with a check for $425,000 and pledged additional contributions toward the Foundation’s commitment to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care. With Dave Thomas’ value of giving back at its core, The Briad Group and its partners, employees and sponsors have raised more than $5 million to advance the Foundation’s mission over the last 20 years.

All It Took Was a Game of Uno

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It all started with the “most epic and memorable game of UNO every played.” That’s when Jacquelynn and Kevin Patterson knew they had met their daughter, Haylee. And Haylee knew she had met her parents.

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