“These children are not someone else’s responsibility. They are our responsibility.”
Since we began, the Foundation has been guided by Dave Thomas’ inspiring words.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is driven by a single goal: finding a loving family for every child waiting in foster care to be adopted. We are America’s only national nonprofit public charity dedicated solely to finding permanent homes for the more than 100,000 children in foster care.
We award grants to adoption organizations that connect children with families. We increase awareness across the nation about the waiting children and the process to adopt. We raise funds to support our Adoption Awareness and Advocacy Programs. We offer free adoption resources, like this guide, to professionals and prospective and adoptive parents.
Our core beliefs
- Every child deserves a safe, loving, and permanent family.
- No child should linger in foster care or leave the system at age 18 without a permanent family of his or her own.
- Every child is adoptable.
Whether you are an adoption professional, a prospective adoptive parent, or someone who wants to know more about foster care adoption, this guide will help you gain the knowledge you need to make a difference in the life of a child.