Wendy’s Wonderful Kids

Hope For Youth has been awarded The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption grant given to 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.

Through the grant we have been able to hire two Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters. One recruiter will work with youth in Suffolk County & the other will be working with youth in Nassau County.

Recently released research from a five-year evaluation of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids shows that children served by the program are up to three times more likely to get adopted. Read the full research results.

The Foundation works every day to make “unadoptable” unacceptable. Hope For Youth and Wend’y Wonderful kids are working together to increase the number of Adoptive Parent’s and decrease the amount of kid’s waiting for a home because #kidscantwait

Wendys Wonderful Kids is an adoption program through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.  They have implemented a child focused recruitment model that focuses on the youth in care to find them a forever home. The role of the WWK Recruiter is  to work individually with the youth in care to find out what they want from a family, what they want their future to look like, and to educate them about why it is important not to age out of foster care alone. The WWK recruiter carries a small case load, about 12-15 children, in order to give them one on one personal attention. It is the job of the recruiter to get to know the children personally and to do a diligent search to find them a forever home.