National Adoption Month

I Thought I’d Never Have Love: Teenager Maci Kean Finds Forever Family

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"Even if I wanted to be adopted, who would adopt a 17-year-old?" Maci had come to terms with being alone. “I was scared. I was lost. I felt hopeless." That all changed when Gigi Kean asked Maci, “Would you be interested in us adopting you?”

Read their full story here.

Never Too Old for Family

The importance of adopting teenagers
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Every child, no matter their age or the circumstances of their journey through foster care, is adoptable. In a recent article for Adoptive Families magazine, our President & CEO, Rita Soronen, shares common myths and realities about adopting teens and older children.

Read more on the Adoptive Families Magazine website

 

Our Child Is Perfect, Even When He Isn’t

By Sadie Marshall-Corley
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Sadie and her husband, Cody, adopted their son, Latrell, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The Corleys, who live in Louisiana, want to raise awareness about the importance of foster care adoption, and specifically, the critical need to find permanent, loving homes for teenagers in foster care.

You Could Change a Life Forever This Holiday Season

A gift to the Dave Thomas Foundation this holiday season could change a life forever
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"The sky is the limit. She can be anything she wants to."
 
Adopted at age 9, Olivia is one of more than 8,000 youth who now have a permanent home and loving family thanks to the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. 
 

You Can Give the Gift of Family This Holiday Season

A gift to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption supports children like Haylee
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After living a life of uncertainty, growing up in homes that were deemed unsafe and foster homes that were not permanent, Haylee was adopted by the Patterson family when she was 14 years old. "They love me for me and work with me through the hard times. They do not give up on me." This holiday season, give the gift of family to help us find a permanent home and loving family for more youth, like Haylee.
 

The Dave Thomas Foundation Announces Shop for a Cause!

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The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recently launched an online boutique filled with items to celebrate adoption. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is the only public nonprofit charity in the United States that is focused exclusively on foster care adoption.
 

LL Cool J and Gwen Stefani Help the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Celebrate 20 Years of "A Home For The Holidays"

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Each year, stars come together to celebrate families who have adopted from foster care in the CBS Holiday Special: A Home for the Holidays.

This year LL Cool J, Gwen Stefani and Train help celebrate 20 years of creating families through foster care adoption. Join us in watching this heartwarming holiday special on December 21, 2018, at 8 p.m. on your local CBS station.

Being Thankful for Family: One Adopted Teen’s Story.

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When you have a family, you can take it for granted.

That will never be the case for Maci Kean. Adopted just 51 days before her 18th birthday she told the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption that she “never thought she’d feel love.”

Everything changed for her after she was adopted by the Kean Family.

Creating families. It’s what the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption does. Every. Single. Day.

Today is National Adoption Day!

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Since 2000, judges across the country have been opening their courtrooms on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to finalize adoptions from foster care in time for the holidays. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a proud founder of National Adoption day, which has led to the adoptions of nearly 70,000 children on this day over the past 19 years.

This year more than 400 cities are holding National Adoption Day celebrations and more than 4,000 children will be adopted.

The Biggest Blessing Was Hearing Them Call Us Mom and Dad for the First Time

Foster care adoption is changing lives
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“We knew during our first meeting with them that we needed them as much as they needed us,” said Wendy and Joseph Garren about the day they met their four children, Morgan, Logan, Trevor and Tiffany.

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