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July/August 2008Vol. 9, No. 6Promoting Adoption of Children From Foster Care

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption promotes adoption from foster care through its Wendy's Wonderful Kids program. The foundation awards grants to local adoption organizations to hire recruiters to execute aggressive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on placing children in foster care with adoptive families. The Foundation also supports a limited number of other adoption efforts by invitation only. Organizations may share information about themselves by submitting a letter.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to increasing the number of adoptions of children waiting in the foster care system. Created by Wendy's founder, Dave Thomas, who was adopted as a child, the Foundation leads signature national service programs and works to streamline the adoption process and make adoption more affordable for families. More information and links to resources can be found on the Foundation website: