New blog post: Even tough girls…

For most of this year I have had a copy of Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus at my desk. I read it immediately when the author, Deborah Jiang Stein, sent it to me, and then shared it with everyone I could.


New blog post: 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


Partnership will identify permanent homes for children in foster care

COLUMBUS, OHIO – A partnership between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption will help identify permanent homes for children awaiting adoption. ODJFS Director Michael Colbert announced this morning that the agency plans to spend $2.3 million, including $1.1 million in state funding, to hire specialized, Read More


DTFA Kickball for a Home plans tournament in Columbus

MAY 15, 2012 – COLUMBUS, OH –The DTFA Kickball for a Home initiative from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is planning its second annual tournament in central Ohio on Sunday, May 20. DTFA Kickball for a Home is a fun way that people can come together as a community and help find homes for Read More


Hundreds of adoption professionals convene in Columbus for annual summit

COLUMBUS, OH – The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption will welcome hundreds of adoption professionals to Columbus for its annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit. The two-day event begins on Wednesday, May 16, at the Hilton at Easton. Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK), a signature program of the Foundation, awards grants to public and private adoption agencies Read More


Therese Wolf, MA

Therese Wolf has most recently served for 12 years as the permanency program manager for the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Family Services Program. She now provides consultation on child welfare policy and practice to several agencies in Virginia, as well as the National Grandparents’ Kinship Alliance for Children. Ms. Wolf is a graduate of Read More


Sandy Sertyn, MS, MFTI

Sandy Sertyn is Sierra Forever Families’ Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter. During her five-year tenure, she celebrates 31 finalized adoptions and has completed more than 3,000 hours for her internship, making her license-eligible. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Union Institute in Sacramento, California. Her Master of Science in Marriage, Family & Child Read More