“President and CEO Rita Soronen explained the children the foundation helps are often at the greatest risk for aging out of foster care. She said accomplishing 10,000 adoptions has been a massive effort, in coordination with state, local and private agencies.
‘We’ve worked very hard to leverage the kind of resources that have allowed us to work with states to take this program to scale,’ she said.
Soronen said there are 120,000 U.S. children currently in foster care, including 3,000 waiting for adoption in Ohio. During the nonprofit’s second phase of expansion, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids plans to bring its services to 10 more states within the next five years. By 2028, it aims to scale all 50 states and Washington, D.C.”