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Wendy’s Annual Frosty 5K Raises Critical Funds for Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

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This year, The Wendy’s Company Annual Frosty 5K raised $110,000 for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

The event was held on July 15 in Columbus, Ohio and had more than 800 participants. The race started and ended downtown at Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers. Runners and walkers took the course through downtown, across the Scioto Mile and finished in the outfield of the minor-league stadium.

Foster Care Adoption: Is It for You?

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The world of adoption can be confusing. There are several types and all come with their own challenges.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has one mission: to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care.

If you have been considering foster care adoption, we can help. Our FREE step-by-step adoption guide is full of information and agency referrals to help you along your adoption journey.

Download your free copy today.

Foster Care Is Somewhere You’ve Been, Not Something You Are

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This guest blog post is written by Cathy Lohr, an adoptive mother whose daughter, Fatima, was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.

Keeping Dave Thomas’ Legacy Alive and You Can Help

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Today the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption celebrates our founder, Dave Thomas on what would have been his 86th birthday.

Mr. Thomas was respected for being a talented businessman and a caring philanthropist; his unceasing desire to improve the lives of North America’s most vulnerable children was arguably his greatest contribution to society.

In honor of Dave Thomas, his Foundation will continue to commit itself to the vision he set forth: to make ensure a loving, permanent family for every child.

Keeping Siblings Together Through Foster Care Adoption

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Ty came to the Vogt family as a toddler. A few months later, his baby sister Mya joined him. The Vogt family knew they wanted to keep the siblings together. After 743 and 570 days in foster care, they were both adopted!

CIT Builds and Donates 150 Bikes for New York-Area Children in Foster Care

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CIT’s senior leadership team recently partnered with Together We Rise as part of its annual CIT Cares Month to construct and donate 150 bikes for New York-area foster kids. “It pulls at your heartstrings to see the team effort that goes into a project like this, said Darrah Feldman, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility. “My favorite part is knowing that we’re making a tangible impact on children’s lives, hopefully putting a smile on their faces and giving them some great memories.”

Teenagers Deserve Families and YOU Can Make the Difference

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Maci was adopted just 51 days before turning 18. Her family is now the support system she always wanted. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes all children, regardless of age, deserve a permanent family.

With your help, teens like Maci will graduate high school with parents in the audience, beaming with pride.

Hacking Foster Care & Changing Lives

How Symantec and Silicon Valley Children’s Fund are improving life outcomes for foster youth
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By: John Hogan, Vice President of Career Services, Silicon Valley Children’s Fund

23,000 foster youths age out of foster care with little or no support. Combining innovative technology with human connection and support, we can change this.

 – Sixto Cancel, CEO ThinkofUs.org and Foster Youth advocate

If Not Us, Who?

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This guest blog is written by Traci Best, an adoptive mom who has adopted two sons, Elijah and Nate, through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.

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.

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