Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption CEO named 2017 Woman of Achievement

Columbus, Ohio – Each year the YWCA of Columbus recognizes a select group of women as their annual Women of Achievement. Only 249 women have earned this honor over the past 31 years. This year, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption President and CEO Rita Soronen has been given this honor as a member of the Read More


NATIONAL SURVEY RECOGNIZES AMERICA’S BEST ADOPTION-FRIENDLY WORKPLACES Ferring Pharmaceuticals No. 1 Adoption-Friendly Workplace in the U.S. COLUMBUS, Ohio –  The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, America’s only nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding adoptive homes for children waiting in foster care, is proud to announce its 10th annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, with a new company Read More

Supporting Wendy’s Franchisee Tour De Adoption One Text at a Time

  Columbus, Ohio – Dave Thomas once said, “There’s no one to stop you but yourself.” And with that quotation in mind we salute Ed Anderson, a Wendy’s franchisee from Newport News, Virginia who recently kicked off his Tour de Adoption. Anderson is riding his bicycle across the country to raise $1 million for the Read More

Adoption-Friendly Workplace #1 Spot is Open

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is celebrating its 10th year of honoring companies that offer the country’s most impressive adoption benefits, through the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace list. Since the list’s inception in 2006, The Wendy’s Company has earned the coveted title of Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace because of their deep commitment to offering employees Read More

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Welcomes more than 400 to Annual Summit

  For Immediate Release Columbus, OH –  The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption held its annual Summit in Columbus, Ohio May 3-5. More than 400 adoption recruiters, supervisors, donors and staff were on hand for three days of discussion and seminars surrounding child welfare. This year, one adoption recruiter was honored for 11 years of Read More

The Autism Puzzle

  67% of the children served by our adoption recruiters have a special need. Jerod Smalley and NBC4 featured one of our very own Wendy’s Wonderful Kids stories in their Emmy-award winning show The Autism Puzzle. We were honored to be included! Check out the story:

Get involved today

Support a 3rd party fundraiser for the DTFA by attending one of these regional events:   8/1/15 – 11/30/15 – Gamers 4 Adoption – www.twitch.tv/gamerclint24 |  clint@clintoncummings.com 9/21/15 – 10/5/15 – American Bike Challenge – US | www.americanbikechallenge.com/dave-thomas-foundation-for-adoption-4 10/17/2015 – Around the Mound 5K – Flower Mound, TX | www.aroundthemound5k.com | daniella.oropeza@stryker.com10/11/2015 – Chicago Marathon Fundraiser – Chicago, Read More

The Foundation to host its 5th annual Kickball for a Home event in Columbus

Join the Foundation, our partners, our family, and our friends for the 5th annual Kickball for a Home tournament! We are happy to host the tournament at Fred Beekman Park on the OSU campus. For more information, go here: https://www.davethomasfoundation.org/dtfa-kickball/play-in-a-game/  

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids milestone: 4000 adoptions

As of January, 2014, we have exceeded 4,000 finalized adoptions of children served by Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters, and have served more than 10,000! These are the children who many considered to be unadoptable. Read more about the program.

14th Annual ‘A Home for the Holidays’ to air Dec. 19 on CBS

THE 14TH ANNUAL “A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH RASCAL FLATTS,” AN ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE JOYS OF ADOPTION, TO BE BROADCAST WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK Rascal Flatts, Rachel Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Matchbox Twenty and Phillip Phillips Will Perform and Wayne Brady, Kevin Frazier and Jillian Michaels Will Present On This Moving Holiday Special, Which Tells Read More