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Friday, July 24, 2015

Unadoptable is Unacceptable


This month, Wendy’s Canada and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Canada reached an incredible milestone—200 children have been adopted through the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. 



The program focuses on children who have traditionally waited the longest for adoption or were most likely to age out of care — older youth, sibling groups and children with physical or emotional challenges—using dedicated recruiters who exhaust every avenue to find a forever family.

By the time they are referred to a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter, nearly 70 percent are older than age 8, 30 percent have had six or more placements, and 50 percent have been in foster care more than four years. Some have never had a plan of adoption and have simply been on a track to age out of foster care at age 18 or 21 without the security and love of a permanent family.

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids has 206 recruiters working for children throughout the U.S. and Canada who work on caseloads of children the system has forgotten . They employ aggressive practices and proven tactics focused on finding the best home for a child through the starting points of familiar circles of family, friends and neighbors, and then reaching out to the communities in which they live.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is driven by a single goal: finding a loving family for every child waiting in foster care to be adopted. They are North America’s only national nonprofit charity dedicated solely to finding permanent homes for the more than 130,000 children in foster care.

The program’s success to date underscores the Foundation’s mantra: unadoptable is unacceptable. 

To learn more about how you help over 30,000 Canadian children waiting in foster care for their forever families, please visit www.davethomasfoundation.ca.

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