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Celebrating National Adoption Month

By Rita Soronen President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption 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 Read More


American Express ranked #1 on Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace List

Annual list recognizes the top 100 U.S. companies Columbus, Ohio – For the 11th year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption surveyed the nation’s employers in search of those with the best adoption benefits. The Foundation compares financial reimbursement and paid leave given to new adoptive parents. This year, there is a new company atop Read More


Celebrating 25 Years of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Dear Friends, It is an exciting year for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as we celebrate our 25th anniversary on July 31. Since 1992, the Foundation has been committed to the vision of our founder, Dave Thomas: to ensure every child has a permanent and loving family. Our mission has never wavered. Each day Read More


NATIONAL SURVEY RECOGNIZES AMERICA’S BEST ADOPTION-FRIENDLY WORKPLACES

NATIONAL SURVEY RECOGNIZES AMERICA’S BEST ADOPTION-FRIENDLY WORKPLACES Ferring Pharmaceuticals No. 1 Adoption-Friendly Workplace in the U.S. COLUMBUS, Ohio –  The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, America’s only nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding adoptive homes for children waiting in foster care, is proud to announce its 10th annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, with a new company Read More


Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Recognizes the Country’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

The Wendy’s Company, HanesBrands, American Express recognized for outstanding adoption benefits timed to National Adoption Month Columbus, OH, November 10, 2014 – Today, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced the eighth annual list of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in the United States. The Wendy’s Company (Dublin, OH) and Ferring Pharmaceuticals (Parsippany, NJ) topped Read More


2013 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces – Transportation and automotive winners

September 3, 2013 DAVE THOMAS FOUNDATION FOR ADOPTION RECOGNIZES BEST ADOPTION-FRIENDLY WORKPLACES IN THE TRANSPORTATION AND AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced the seventh annual list of the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in the transportation and automotive industry. Massachusetts Port Authority, East Boston, Mass., topped the list, followed by, Enterprise Read More


Glossary of adoption terms

Adoption A legal process in which an adult assumes legal and other responsibilities for another, usually a minor. Adoption agency An organization licensed by the state that provides services to birth parents, adoptive parents, and children who need families. Agencies may be public or private, secular or religious, for profit or nonprofit. Adoption placement The Read More