Partnership has helped find adoptive homes for nearly 500 children in foster care across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
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.
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.
Haylee entered foster care when she was 11. She lived in eight different houses in two years. That’s when she met the Pattersons and knew immediately they were meant to be her family. Join the Circle of Support for youth like Haylee. Commit to a monthly gift, of any size, that will ensure more children are adopted into supportive, safe and loving homes.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is proud to work with the Adoption Exchange Association on I-CARE, the Initiative to Create Adoption Ready Employees. Thanks to The Chronicle of Social Change for shedding light on this exciting and critical program.
This was shared with the Dave Thomas Foundation by Jesus Paniagua. Jesus was 7 years old when he and his five brothers were adopted by Yolonda, a single mother who made them finally feel at home. Today Jesus is 27 and honoring his late mother by sharing his story.
There are many myths about foster care adoption, including the idea that it is too expensive.
While some types of adoption can be very costly, foster care adoption is low cost and in some cases free. There are requirements that must be met before your family can be considered for foster care adoption and those requirements depend on where you live.
There are more than 117,000 children in the United States waiting to be adopted from foster care.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes that every child deserves a loving family.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes that no matter how families are formed, new parents need time to bond with their children. Through the Foundation’s Adoption-Friendly Workplace program, organizations can find resources to implement adoption-friendly policies.
Each year the Foundation surveys the United States to find the best adoption policies. The 2018 survey just closed, but it’s never too late to become adoption friendly.
Sometimes when a family opens their heart to a child in foster care, they realize there is still more love to give. That’s what happened to the Holbrooks!
You might recognize one of the sweet faces in the photo to the right. Wesley, whose story we shared in February, has a new brother! The Holbrook family has now adopted three boys from foster care, Wesley, Wyatt and Logan.
From simple education activities to implementing a robust adoption benefits program, workplace support of adoption not only increases awareness about the issues confronting our most vulnerable children, but also provides critical support for families formed through adoption. Employers have the power to make a crucial difference in the lives of waiting children.