Dave Thomas

Adoption better than foster care

Recently, The Sun reported about a new state initiative to prepare youth for life after foster care ("Preparing foster teens for life," Aug. 20). While helping children in foster care gain the skills they need as adults is good thing, the right thing to do is help them find a permanent family.

At the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we are doing just that. Our child-focused recruitment model, Wendy's Wonderful Kids (WWK), works for all children who are waiting to be adopted from foster care. And the children in Florida and across the nation who have been labeled "unadoptable" — older youth, sibling groups, and children with special needs — are three times...