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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.”

Finding Their 'Forever Homes': Louisiana Sets Record for Adoptions as More Families Take in Siblings, Multiple Children

By Grace Toohey, The Advocate
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For the first time at Bradley Lirette’s Thanksgiving table, he was surrounded by his five children — none of whom he could call his own just four years ago.

Lirette adopted three children — a set of siblings 12, 13 and 18 years old — from foster care in 2016, adding to his already growing family. Three years earlier, he had adopted a pair of siblings, who are now 12 and 17 years old.

Included at the table were the children’s biological parents, Lirette’s ex- and current partner, who have both helped parent the children, and Lirette's own extended family.

CBS Announces Singer-Songwriter Josh Groban Will Headline the 19th Annual “A Home for the Holidays”

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CBS announced that singer-songwriter Josh Groban will headline the 19th annual A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also, Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves and Kane Brown are set to perform on the special.

A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS features uplifting stories of adoption from foster care and raises awareness of this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families are enhanced with performances by some of today’s most popular artists.

17 Kids Get Forever Families in Franklin County on National Adoption Day

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Seventeen children will be tucked into beds at their "forever homes" after an adoption ceremony at the Franklin County Courthouse.

November is National Adoption Month and Thursday's 18th annual event is raising awareness of more than 110,000 children in foster care nationwide needing permanent, loving families.

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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.

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