This book was written by a global community of adult adoptees and adults who were fostered, and includes letters penned to the upcoming generation of adopted and fostered youth. The mission of “Dear Wonderful You” is for all adopted or fostered youth to feel embraced and guided by the incredible letters contained inside. The writers’ want every young reader to know they have a network of support who “get it,” “get them,” and have been in their shoes. This unique book include contributions from JoAnne Bennett, Thomas Park Clement, Brenda M. Cotter, Charlotte Cotter, Laura Dennis, Peter Dodds, Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman, PhD, Ming Foxweldon, Suzanne Gilbert, Rosita Gonzalez Lynn Grubb, Lee Herrick, Soojung Jo, Jeff Leinaweaver, PhD, J.S. London, Dan Matthews Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, Kaye S. Pearse, Karen Pickell, Jasmine Renee, Matthew Salesses, Liz Semons, Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen, May Silverstein, Joe Soll, LCSW, Julie Stromberg, Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston and Angela Tucker.
In exiting foster care, some youth see freedom, others see an uncertain future. By Sara Tiano Joseph Jones was 2 years old when he entered the foster care system in Alameda County, California. He spent […]
Better Together: Maya and Hannah’s Story
In June 2019, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption visited Middleborough, Massachusetts, to meet with Maya and Hannah Fontaine, sisters who were adopted through the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The girls bravely shared the incredible […]
The If, Not When
A story of allegations By Shane Downing Ever since she was a little girl, Grace Meyers knew she wanted a big family. She also knew she wanted to one day adopt a child. Two, to […]