Navigation Links
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Offers Free Foster Care Adoption Awareness Toolkits

DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- National Adoption Day is November 15 as part of National Adoption Month. To help adoption agencies, civic and faith-based groups, corporations, educators and others generate awareness, a new 2008 Foster Care Adoption Awareness Toolkit can be ordered at

It offers free suggestions and resources to promote foster care adoption awareness, including A Child is Waiting: A Step-by-Step Guide to Adoption. This year's toolkit also features a special post-adoption section sponsored by Jockey International's Jockey Being Family initiative.

Foundation research indicates a surprising number of Americans underestimate the number of children waiting for adoptive families, believe children in foster care entered because of delinquency and don't know foster care adoption is affordable and permanent. The toolkit arms advocates with information dispelling these myths.

The reality is more than 129,000 children in U.S. foster care are available for adoption; children who have entered the system through no fault of their own as victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment; children who can wait up to five years to be adopted, move three or more times and become separated from siblings.

"Our founder Dave Thomas said these children are not someone's responsibility. They are our responsibility," said Rita Soronen, executive director of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. "We are pleased to make these toolkits available as a free resource for those who share Dave's vision by working passionately on behalf of the victims of abuse and neglect waiting for adoptive families. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children."

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit 501 (c) 3 public charity dedicated to dramatically increasing adoptions of children in North America's foster care systems waiting to be adopted. Created by Wendy's(R) founder, Dave Thomas, who was adopted as a child, the Foundation leads programs including Wendy's Wonderful Kids, placing adoption recruiters throughout the U.S. and Canada to find permanent, loving families for children in the foster care system, and Adoption-Friendly Workplace, encouraging employers to offer adoption benefits to their employees. The Foundation also works with adoption advocates and officials to streamline the adoption process and make adoption more affordable for families. As the only foundation dedicated exclusively to foster care adoption, it is driven by Dave's simple value: Do what's best for the child. To learn more visit

SOURCE Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Haemacure Appoints Thomas J. Lynch, J.D., Ph.D. to Board of Directors
2. Diabetes Research and Awareness Receives Big Boost Thanks to Generous Gift from Thomas McInerney
3. ULURU Inc. to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2008
4. InterMune to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference
5. ISTA Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2008
6. Zimmer Holdings to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Conference
7. Thomas Jefferson University to Host Summit With National Experts to Discuss A New Age in Dementia Care
8. AMICAS to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2008
9. AtriCure to Participate at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference and the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference in September
10. HMS Holdings Corp. to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners 2008 Healthcare Conference
11. iCAD to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson Insurance and Financial Services, ... preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable event that began earlier ... is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and care for animals seeking ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals ... the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration for the ... at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual iaedp™ Symposium ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the delivery of ... part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated with the ... as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP). The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids this ... by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited about ... ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From ... every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the ... is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will ... and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at ... at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will ... operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader in ... immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax Oncology ... personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided $500,000 ... to enabling technologies to the new precision immunotherapy ... EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad brings ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... LOUISVILLE, Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed ... and predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked ... the Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed ... software solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 ... in Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: