“A Home for the Holidays” is a powerful annual CBS network primetime special. It shares stories of foster care adoption and features performances from some of America’s most popular musical artists. We have been a proud partner in the production since 1999, along with Children’s Action Network, Goldsmith Entertainment and Triage Productions.

The 2017 “A Home for the Holidays” special will air on Tuesday, Dec. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Click here to read the press release.

Interested in learning more about a child who was featured on A Home for the Holidays? Contact Children’s Action Network at 800-525-6789 or caninformation@aol.com.

Get the facts

How can the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption help me adopt?

Finding Forever Families: A Step-By-Step Guide to Adoption will answer questions about the adoption process and provide referrals to national and local organizations. It is an excellent resource to help you get started

Who are the children in foster care?

Children enter foster care through no fault of their own. As victims of child abuse, neglect and/or abandonment, they are removed from their homes because their birth family is unable or unwilling to provide safe environments for them. Ages range from infant to teen, although the average age is seven and a half. Virtually every race, ethnic group and socio-economic category is represented. Some children are waiting alone and others are waiting with siblings.

Is adopting from foster care expensive?

Adopting from foster care is affordable. Most child welfare agencies cover the costs of home studies and court fees, and provide post-adoption subsidies. Thousands of employers offer benefits for employees who adopt and Federal and/or state adoption tax credits are available to most families.

Is adoption from foster care permanent?

Yes. Adopting from foster care is permanent. Once a child is adopted out of foster care, the birth parents cannot attempt to claim the child or fight in court for his or her return. A family formed through foster care adoption is forever.

Have more questions?

What are the qualifications to adopt? What is a homestudy? What are the typical costs to adopt? How long is the adoption process? How do I select an agency? How do I find waiting children? These and many other questions are answered in Finding Forever Families: A Step-By-Step Guide to Adoption. You also may contact us with any questions at


 or info@davethomasfoundation.org.