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Committed to Adoption, Family Finally Has Their Day in Court

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Foster care adoption takes dedication and commitment from the families and the children they hope to adopt. It can be a long process depending on circumstances, but the Bruns family never let that dissuade them.

The Bruns became foster parents 10 years ago after their adult children left home. They focused mostly on older youth until the day they received a call about temporary placement for a 1-year-old boy, T.

He Simply Needed “Someone to Show Him He Was Worth Loving.”

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Often, children in foster care act out because they don’t know who they can trust. The trauma they’ve experienced, the reason they are in foster care, can be difficult for them to process. It takes time and love for children to heal and to move forward.

Six Homes for 6-year-old Boy in Foster Care

How a chance meeting changed his life
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Aiden was just 6-years old and had already been in six different foster homes. That’s when he met a counselor named Craig. Craig could see that Aiden was lacking the love and attention that he needed to thrive. He knew that he and his husband Edward could provide that safe, supportive and loving home. This past April, the family celebrated the one year anniversary of Aiden’s adoption.

Love, Security and a Second Chance

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This guest blog post is written by Chris Mace, an adoptive father of three. His two sons, Steven and Kota, were adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.

Brothers Find New Life, Full of Love, After Adoption

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There are many myths about foster care adoption. The truth is, anyone can adopt from foster care if they can provide a safe, loving environment for a child. Single parents, same sex couples or families who rent an apartment or home are all eligible to adopt from foster care.

Family Adopts from Foster Care and Gets Shocking Surprise

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More than 117,000 children in the United States don’t have the family they deserve. They are living in foster care, hoping to be adopted, hoping to have a safe, warm bed to come home to each night.

Every. Single. Foster Care Adoption Story is UNIQUE. The Walker Family has an incredibly special story about their son Ja’Kolby.

Fully Paid Parental Leave for Duke Energy’s Moms, Dads

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Duke Energy in 2017 began offering its employees fully paid parental leave – totaling six weeks – to bolster workfamily balance and help attract and retain highly skilled workers.

The new benefit catapulted Duke Energy to near the front of the pack among the nation’s largest electric utilities, many of which do not offer dedicated paid parental leave.

Under Duke Energy’s new benefit – available to both mothers and fathers – an employee can start the six-week paid leave any time within the first 16 weeks after the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child.

Thriving in a Loving Home, What Every Child Deserves and YOU Can Help

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Imagine spending a year and a half not knowing if the bed you slept in one night would be the bed you sleep in the next night.

That’s reality for the more than 430,000 children in foster care in North America, but the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption knows that these children can have a bright future. More than 117,000 children living in foster care need to be adopted right now.

Children like Mason who were put in the foster care system at birth are receiving the gift of family because of the work we are doing throughout the US and Canada.

It’s National Adoption Night at Wendy’s!

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The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption thanks The Wendy’s Company for hosting National Adoption Night, tonight May 8, at their stores across the United States. This fun, inspirational night allows Wendy’s customers to learn more about foster care adoption, while enjoying a delicious fresh, never frozen meal at their local Wendy’s.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption could not be more grateful that on this night, Wendy’s will donate 15% of dinner proceeds to the Foundation to help further the mission to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care.

Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace Survey Closing Soon

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Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognizes employers in the United States that offer adoption benefits to their employees. Each year the Foundation is thrilled to see more and more companies recognizing the significance of adoption benefits. This time away from work allows families to bond and the financial reimbursement for private adoptions and international adoptions is critical to many families.

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