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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.

Instant Family Movie Shining a Light on Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Mission

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The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is proud of our partnership with Paramount Pictures and their newest family comedy Instant Family.

This movie, starring Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne and Octavia Spencer shines a light on what foster care adoption looks like in real life. Director Sean Anders wrote about his personal journey through foster care adoption. The film highlights the highs and lows, the moments that make you laugh and the moments that make you cry.

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.

It’s Easier Than You Think to Help Children Waiting to Be Adopted From Foster Care

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November is National Adoption Month. Thirty days to shine a light on the critical need for foster and adoptive families to give the 117,000 children waiting in foster care the loving families they deserve.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes that no child is ever too old for family. We focus on finding adoptive families for older children who might age out of care without being adopted.

November Is National Adoption Month! 5 Ways You Can Get Involved

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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 building helps to increase the number of families considering adoption and celebrates the joys of creating families through foster care adoption.
 

The Briad Group Raises $425,000 for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption at Annual Charity Golf Outing

Partnership has helped find adoptive homes for nearly 500 children in foster care across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
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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.

All It Took Was a Game of Uno

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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.

You Could Help a Child in Foster Care Be Adopted

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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.

Give today: https://bit.ly/2whSnv1

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