Indiana partners with program that searches foster kids’ pasts to find forever families

Media January 14, 2022

“Following a yearslong, small-scale partnership, Indiana child welfare agencies have finalized an agreement with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to grow a program that works to connect some of the state’s most vulnerable foster youth with their forever families.

A program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids connects children in foster care with recruiters — or case workers — tasked with helping them find their forever families. These recruiters work with smaller caseloads, generally around 12 to 15 children at a time, the foundation’s president and CEO, Rita Soronen, said.”

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