Supporting kids and families in our community
When an expectant parent decides to pursue adoption, we offer support as they seek adoptive parents for their child.
We help thousands of expectant parents every year—of all ages and backgrounds—and empower them to make a plan. Only they can make the decision, but they don’t have to make it alone.
Imagine growing up without the stability of a permanent family. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many children. That's why we do everything possible to ensure they have a stable, nurturing family.
Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, helps children waiting to be adopted from foster care find safe, loving homes.
For foster families around the world opening their hearts and homes to children, we seek to provide ongoing support—every heartwarming and heartbreaking step of the way.
Through the Juvenile Community Justice program (JCJ), older children with a criminal history are offered community-based prevention and treatment services—preparing them for a stronger future.
Trafficking may seem like an issue that only exists elsewhere, but victims are often hidden in plain sight. And when they leave or escape, they need support from people in their community who care about their health and well-being.
FosTTRE (Fostering Teens Through Relationship Education) is an interactive program for youth and young adults ages 15-19 years, who have been, or are currently being served by DJJ or DFCS.