Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wendy's Wonderful Kids Reaches 2,000 Adoptions

Wendy's Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, has reached a milestone of 2,000 adoptions.

The WWK program awards grants to public and private adoption agencies to hire adoption professionals who execute aggressive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on moving children from foster care into adoptive homes.

With its focus on the longest-waiting children in foster care, children who have been waiting for several years or more are being adopted. The Florida foster care system's longest-waiting child -- in foster care for more than 10 years -- recently had his adoption finalized because of the advocacy of WWK recruiters.

"Wendy's Wonderful Kids is a proven program that demands results, accountability and quality service on behalf of the children who need us most," said Foundation president and CEO, Rita Soronen.

There is still a long way to go to help all of the children in foster care. But with the proven focus of Wendy's Wonderful Kids and the passion of WWK recruiters, we are certain we can make a difference -- one child at a time.

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