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

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

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

Spreading the word

By Staci Perkins Senior Director, Marketing & Communications When I started with the Foundation a little more than two years ago, I thought I knew about foster care adoption. I was wrong. The world of adoption, specifically from foster care, is fraught with myths and misperceptions about the process, the money (or lack of) involved, Read More

The child we were always meant to have

Today’s guest post is by Tracy Mazuer. When my husband and I met Jonathan, he was 12 ½ and playing the Mexican game Lotería at what would be his last “adoption fair” with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. By the following year he would age out of this program — Read More

Everyone has a part to play

By Steve Meier Senior Director of Finance There has been a lot of growth at the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption since I started in December 2004. We’ve helped more than 3,100 children find their families; we have more than 150 recruiters in all 50 states and Canada helping to find homes for children in Read More

‘No deposit, no return!’

By Robin Campbell Sr. Director of Corporate Relations  Idyllic. That was my childhood. Running with my brother and riding our bikes down the alleys behind Kenilworth Avenue. Our destination was always the same: Shaheen’s grocery store. Mr. Shaheen would give us two cents for every pop bottle we found, so my brother and I would Read More