Every Heart Needs a Home
Creating Forever Families through a child-centered approach
Dave Thomas cared about children waiting in foster care because he knew first-hand what an adoptive family could be. In 1992, he established the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to raise awareness of adoption and help every child find a permanent loving home.
Celebrating its 25th year, the Foundation maintains a very strong partnership with the Wendy’s system of restaurants and franchisees, and remains focused on its singular mission to find forever families for children in foster care. It’s a mission we share – that every child should feel safe, cared for and loved by a family.
In 2004, the Foundation created the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The program hires adoption recruiters that take on a smaller caseload so they can get to know the children. Their job simply put is to find the right family to fit a CHILD. It is a child focused approach and IT WORKS!