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25 Celebrities and Athletes You Didn’t Know Were Adopted
Although there may be certain stereotypes surrounding youth in foster care, the truth is that foster children are just like any other child.
Which Of Your Favorite Classics Feature Foster Kids?
When you’re asked about the childhood classic Free Willy, what do you think of? Do you think of the famous jump over the rock barrier; the rare friendship between a young boy and a whale? What about a foster child? That’s right! The young boy Jesse, who works to save Willy from exploitation, was a… Read More »
Debunking Myths in Foster Care & Adoption
It’s time to set the record straight! Debunk the myths in foster care and adoption that prevent youth in foster care from finding their forever home.
"[I'm] not only making [my] own dream a reality, but helping others’ dreams as well."
Growing up in the neighborhood, Jasmine dreamed of attending the University of Southern California. At age 11, her dream was deferred the day she received news that she would have to live with her grandmother. Although living with their grandmother, Jasmine was tasked with caring for her younger siblings. She washed their clothes, prepared their… Read More »
"None of this would have been possible without those individuals who I met during my moments of hardship."
I remember it all like it was the other day, the moment I found her double life, my mother’s bag of meth. I must have been 12 years old when I found it in her drawer, I thought nothing much of it at that time. I didn’t realize that meth, and alcohol would forever be a… Read More »
“I choose to let my resiliency of growing up in foster care be what shines brightly”
“Growing up in foster care I always wondered as a youth what would become of my future. Would I be successful or just another statistic? Today, I am proud to say that I am a statistic. I am part of the 3% of foster youth who earned a college degree after leaving foster care! Being… Read More »
“She finally found where she could succeed and reach her full potential.”
In a true testament of the importance of the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids model, is the story of 17-year-old Beth Ann. Separated from her siblings after she was placed into foster care in 2006, she moved around several times before she found her family and was reunited with her siblings and extended family. Beth Ann entered foster… Read More »
“I have personally benefited from Mr. Thomas’ commitment”
When a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter first met Lucy, she was a very quiet, reserved and traumatized little girl who did not understand why her mother did not want her, how to deal with her father’s death, and why she could not stay with her grandparents. The recruiter’s work with Lucy included helping her understand why they… Read More »
Get The Facts of Foster Care
Nationwide, about 400,000 kids live in foster care, roughly the population of Miami, Florida.
The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic and audio exhibit created to find forever families for children in foster care. Check out the Heart Gallery of America and meet the foster children.