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For this guest blog, Foundation staff members interviewed Karen about her foster care adoption journey and her daughter, Monarika, who was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.

Your Gift Allows Siblings Grow Up Together

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Robbin and Steven hadn’t considered adopting two children. But when Rachel, a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter, told them about Dawson and Dalton, they knew they had to keep the boys together.

“I kept praying for years and years that they wouldn’t take me away from Dalton,” said Dawson. “I was very afraid.”

Today, the brothers are thriving together in their home. Dawson is doing well in school, Dalton’s health has markedly improved (he has both epilepsy and cerebral palsy) and the boys’ laughter fills the house. 

Once-Troubled Teen Blossoms with Knox County Adoptive Family

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DANVILLE, Ohio — If she were to wait for just the right place or occasion, Sariah Brady figures, she might never wear the cherry-red swing coat. So why not grab it for the short walk to the family auto shop?

Sariah’s mom smiles as she and her 18-year-old daughter, an aspiring model, stride past modest houses and work trucks along Washington Street. With her dark curls and high heels and bright coat, Sariah is resplendent against the gray November sky.

“Yeah,” Corena Brady says. “She’s beautiful.”

National Adoption Day Brings Families Together for 18th Year

By Rita L. Soronen, President & CEO Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
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“She never has to worry again. She’ll always have a home.” Dwain Hargis sums it up in describing the security his family is able to give his adopted daughter, Olivia. It is the sentiment that drives the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to advocate for foster care adoption and it is the feeling that every child waiting in foster care deserves. This year, on November 18, the Foundation anticipates that more than 5,000 children to have that feeling as their adoptions are finalized on or around National Adoption Day.

Celebrating National Adoption Month

By Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
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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 helps to increase the number of families willing to consider adoption and celebrates the joys of creating families through foster care adoption.

Monsanto Makes the Adoption Experience Easier for Employees

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks Top 100 employers annually
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Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks the nation’s Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces.

Throughout November, National Adoption Month, we are sharing the adoption stories from our top adoption-friendly partners. This year Monsanto was 71st on the list and shared one employee’s adoption journey.

Anik is a scientist for Monsanto and told the Foundation that Monsanto’s benefits made the entire journey easier.

A Small College with Big Adoption Benefits is Making a Difference in our Nation’s Heartland

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks Top 100 employers annually
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Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks the nation’s Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces.

Throughout November, National Adoption Month, we are sharing the adoption stories from our top adoption-friendly partners. This year Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa ranked fifth in their industry.

The Vanguard Group Adoption Policies Benefit Employees Looking to Grow Their Family

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks Top 100 employers annually
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Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks the nation’s Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces.

Throughout November, National Adoption Month, we are sharing the adoption stories from our top adoption-friendly partners. This year The Vanguard Group was 18th on the list and shared one employee’s adoption journey.

Mark Stevens and his wife were able to adopt twice because of the Vanugard adoption policies.

Comcast Makes Big Difference to Families Who Want to Adopt

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks Top 100 employers annually
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Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks the nation’s Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces.

Throughout November, National Adoption Month, we are sharing the adoption stories from our top adoption-friendly partners. This year Comcast was 34th on the list and shared one employee’s adoption journey.

American Express Climbs 30 Spots to Top Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace List

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks Top 100 employers annually
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Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognizes the nation’s employers that offer the best adoption benefits to employees.

This year, American Express topped the list by overhauling its adoption benefits package for employees. The first place company offers $35,000 in financial reimbursement for the costs of the adoption and 20 weeks of paid leave to employees to bond with their children.

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