Are you ready for some kickball?

We are getting ready for our 4th annual Kickball for a Home event here in Columbus, and you should be getting ready and warmed up, too! Here are some stretching tips from Christina Heineike, General Manager of Wendy’s Fitness Center: WARM UP– It’s VERY important to warm up your muscles so they don’t tear! Light Read More

Do good

Staci Perkins Senior Director, Marketing & Communications It’s what we do every day in pursuit of our mission: To dramatically increase the number of adoptions of waiting children in foster care. It’s also how we lead our organization, knowing that when we do good, others do better – including the people we lead and the Read More

You’re meant to be a parent

We’re right in the middle of National Infertility Awareness Week and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has joined the movement with RESOLVE. As a part of this partnership, we are sharing information about building a family through adoption from foster care. Since 1989, RESOLVE has organized a dedicated week to raise awareness about infertility. Read More

Adoption doors sometimes open without even knowing it

Today’s guest blog is by Greg Reiff My wife and I had been trying to get pregnant for almost four years. There were no real reasons for us being unable to get pregnant. We were even trying any means to get pregnant outside of in-vitro fertilization. It just costs so much and only has a Read More

Our favorite Foundation milestones – Part 4

By Denny Lynch Foundation Board Chairman This is the final post in our series about our favorite Foundation milestones. Catch up with our others and read part 1, part 2, and part 3. I had the incredible honor to be at the very beginning of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Together with Dave and many Read More

How infertility blessed a family with twins

Today’s guest post is by April Martinez Our story began when my husband and I got married in July of 2005. Two weeks later he left for Iraq and six months later I left for Afghanistan. Almost two years after he left, we were finally together – thanks to a nice four-month extension I received Read More

Our favorite Foundation milestones – Part 3

By Robin Campbell Senior Director of Corporate Relations Read our other favorite milestones: Part 1, Part 2. Change a child’s life – in so many ways. In November 2004, during National Adoption Month, Wendy’s restaurants offered the first system-wide canister program to benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. That month, every Wendy’s restaurant received Read More

Our favorite Foundation milestones – Part 2

By Carrie Boerio Senior Director of Programs Read part 1 of our favorite milestones. Not long after I joined the Foundation, I had the privilege of participating in the birth of something wonderful. The Foundation had done great work over the years, but our leader, Rita Soronen, wanted to implement an aggressive new strategy. She Read More

What parents need to know about the adoption tax credit

Today’s guest post is by Josh Kroll If you are considering adoption, or in the adoption process, you probably have heard about the Federal Adoption Tax Credit (ATC). Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusing information about the ATC and I would like to clear that up for you. It is understandable that it is Read More