Caring for Kids, Inc. is thrilled to announce its ongoing partnership with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption! Dave Thomas, founder of the fast food empire Wendy’s and an adopted child himself, devoted his life to improving the lives of America’s most vulnerable children.
Since its creation, the foundation has helped nearly 3,000 children find their way out of foster care and into their forever families. Thomas believed every child deserves to live in a safe, loving, permanent family- and at Caring for Kids we couldn’t agree more!
Sadly, often times there aren’t enough resources or time devoted to finding forever families for children placed in permanent custody of the Public Child Welfare System. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has awarded Caring for Kids a grant creating a presence of four Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters on our staff.
Our agency is excited to have these experienced adoption professionals, whose track record is undeniable, work to find homes for waiting children right here in Northeast Ohio. Based on a 2011 Washington, D.C.-based Child Trend report, children represented by these recruiters are “1.7 times more likely to be adopted,” while the program’s impact is strongest among those who “have traditionally waited the longest” or “are the least likely to achieve adoption- with adoptions three times more likely (Ellis, 2011, p. 2).”
Children Waiting in Ohio for Adoption
Below, you will find photos and bios of Ohio children currently available for adoption who are represented by one of our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters. If you would like to know more about a specific child or children, please contact the social worker listed at the bottom of the child’s profile.
FootNote: Ellis, R. (2011). A guide to child-focused recruitment [Electronic Version]. P. 2. Retrieved from http:// www.davethomasfoundation.org/about-foster-care-adoption/research/read-the-