What do they need to hear?

By Miguel Perez Chief Operating Officer  Last year we set out to debunk myths about children in foster care with our “I am” public service announcement video and poster campaign.  While we should have called it “I am not,” we didn’t like the negativity of the name. But, by sharing what these children are not, Read More

Wendy Thomas and Father’s Day Frosty Weekend

We are excited to have this guest blog from Wendy Thomas, a very special person to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Not only is she a daughter of Dave Thomas and the namesake of Wendy’s restaurants across the globe, but she is a passionate member of our board of trustees, and proud to help Read More

Do gooders

Guest post by Carrie Boerio Senior Director of Programs For two days in May, people who do good came from all corners of North America to Columbus, Ohio. We brought together a group of passionate professionals who find loving, adoptive families for victims of child abuse and neglect for our annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit. Read More


Guest post by Kate Bartalon Senior Director, Development Each year during the second week in May we see a surge in giving here at the Foundation. Something I expect is common for many nonprofits. In celebration of Mother’s Day, sons and daughters are making gifts in honor of and in memory of their moms. Perhaps Read More

Simple acts of kindness

Guest post by Robin Campbell Senior Director, Corporate Relations His visible simplicity underscored what made him complex. I worked for Mr. Thomas for the better part of 15 years at Wendy’s and witnessed countless moments of simple kindness: He always said good morning. He knew most of the 600+ employees by name. He loved to Read More

Have a voice? Use it.

Guest post by Miguel Perez Chief Operating Officer Inside our DTFA offices, we often refer to ourselves as “the voice for foster care adoption.” As chief operating officer, one of my responsibilities is to make sure our voices are strong, heard and making an impact. With that in mind, we thought our engaged supporters would Read More

Guest blog: You will never be too old to want a family

I am honored and proud to share this blog space today with Sharde Armstrong, a remarkable young woman who is currently a candidate for a Juris Doctor at New York University School of Law. She went to law school because of a belief that child welfare reform can often be accomplished via legislative and judicial Read More