On the set at ‘A Home for the Holidays’

Fifteen years ago, Dave Thomas stopped after the ninth hole of a golf game with his chief marketing officer and some executives from CBS, to talk about the need for a network special on foster care adoption. Actually, from what I know, Dave Thomas probably said, “Let’s get a show on the air” and the Read More

Project for Awesome seeks to decrease worldsuck

We have the privilege to be a featured video in this year’s Project for Awesome. Video blogger Nathan Talbott created the video about the Foundation because adoption is a very important cause to him. We found out about his project after he shared it through his Twitter account. Project for Awesome is “an annual event Read More

A weekend of sadness, a lifetime of remembering

As a mother, every act of violence against a child clouds my soul. This weekend, we all paused in horror contemplating the last moments of 20 young children and six brave adults. And then we mourned, as if they were our own. As a child advocate, every act of violence against a child reminds me Read More

4 families, infinite love

By Staci Perkins Senior Director, Marketing & Communications A couple of weeks ago I tagged along with a film and photography crew who were working on our new public service announcement and poster series. The new campaign will focus on successful adoptive families, and will work hand-in-hand with our current campaign, I Am. This positive, Read More

10 ways prospective parents can get a head start to adoption

When thinking about starting a family, there are many questions prospective parents have.  And when a child does arrive, being quick on your feet to address the unexpected is important, along with trusted people you can go to if you need help. Parents who adopt are no different, except that there is a smaller pool Read More

5 reasons you won’t adopt from foster care, and why they’re wrong

“It’s too expensive.” “Children in foster care are too set in their ways to blend in with my family.” “I’m not married, so I can’t adopt, right?” “I don’t want to deal with the birth parents in my face about their child or deal with the child welfare system – it’s all just too complicated!” Read More

Happy birthday, Wendy’s

By Robin Campbell Senior Director of Corporate Relations On November 15, 1969, Dave Thomas and a handful of hopeful investors opened the very first Wendy’s restaurant on Broad Street in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Six items made up that original menu – hamburger sandwiches, of course: single, double, triple, chili, Frosty, fries – and the lines Read More

Let it be us

By Miguel Perez Chief Operating Officer Let it be me. Let it be us. As I drove to work today, I skipped my usual NPR morning news and opted for my iPod instead. I hit shuffle and the first song to play was Ray Lamontagne’s, “Let it be me.” There comes a time, a time Read More

Is your workplace adoption-friendly?

By Carrie Boerio Senior Director of Programs As a society, we understand that birth parents need time not only to recover physically, but also the priceless time to bond with their new child. Most of us have medical benefits through our workplaces that help cover the costs of childbirth, and a growing number of employers Read More