Wendy's Wonderful Kids aims to expand to every state by 2028

- by Allison Dunfield

Great news from the Chronicle of Social Change:

In February of 2016, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) found out it was in line to become part of one of the biggest philanthropic investments in the history of youth services.

The foundation is one of four U.S.-based recipients of the a large investment--up to $200 million over the next decade--from Blue Meridian Partners.

After more than a year of planning, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is poised to begin what it hopes will be a national expansion of its adoptive parent recruitment program.

Dave Thomas, center, founder of Wendy's, and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Photo: The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

DTFA Wendy's Wonderful Kids (WWK), a public-private partnership aimed at finding permanency for those foster youth who are statistically the hardest to connect with adoptive parents, already has some presence in each of the 50 states.

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