C.A.S.E. thanks the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption™ for their generous support of this signature event. We are honored that the Foundation’s President and CEO Rita Soronen will be with us to welcome all KAN conference attendees. As a non-profit public charity, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of more than 150,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, an adoptee himself, the Foundation works to fulfill its mission by implementing results-driven national signature programs, awareness initiatives and advocacy efforts.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption awards grants to public and private adoption agencies to hire adoption professionals who implement proactive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on moving America’s longest-waiting children from foster care into adoptive families. These professionals, known as Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters, work on caseloads of children the system has forgotten, ensuring they have the time and resources to give each child as much attention as he or she deserves. The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E) has been awarded this grant by The Dave Thomas Foundation to provide adoption recruitment services in Maryland. Get to know C.A.S.E.’s two WWK recruiters, Adrienne Jubilee and Arsha Knowles by visiting our WWK Program Staff Page.