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Better Than Candy On Halloween: Frostys

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I’m so excited to be sharing about one of the most important things in my life, adoption.

My Little One didn’t just happen into our life. We worked hard to get her and waited over 6 years to finally get our much wanted third kiddo. Thanks to adoption she is ours today and I thank my lucky stars every day for the absolute gift that she is. I can’t imagine a day without her even when she is bossing us all around, {third child and baby of the family, you get it right?}. She completed our family in a way nobody else could. She is our daughter forever and it breaks my heart to know that there are children out there still waiting for their parents. Someone to call “mommy” or “daddy”, someone to always be there for them. We chose to adopt via newborn domestic adoption. But foster care adoptions was another choice we were looking into when we were lucky enough to be chosen to be her parents.

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Did you know that there are more than 100,000 children in foster care awaiting adoption?

That means that there are more than 100,000 children who are ready to be adopted and just need to find a family to call their own. They need a home and tons of love. If you have ever thought about adding to your family I really recommend learning more about foster to adopt. You don’t need a lot of money. You only need one thing, the desire to love and parent a child. That’s it. Just be prepared for your heart to grow bigger and your life to get even better than you can imagine! 

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Wendy’s cares about foster children and wants to help find each and every child a home.

In 1990, Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s®, accepted President George H.W. Bush’s invitation to be the spokesperson for a national adoption awareness campaign. Just two years later, Dave established The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® as a non-profit public charity with one primary goal: to help every child in foster care find a loving, permanent family. For 22 years, Wendy’s® has supported foster care adoption.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® believes that we have a responsibility to be the voice of foster care adoption, so that every child finds a family. As founder Dave Thomas said, “These children are not someone else’s responsibility. They are our responsibility.” The DTFA exist to find homes for children who are waiting to be adopted from foster care in North America.

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Thanks to Wendy’s® consumers and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®, 4,000+ children have found adoptive families.

You can help too!

This Halloween purchase a Wendy’s® Halloween Coupon Book for $1 at participating Wendy’s to support foster care adoption. Ninety cents of every $1 Halloween Coupon Book sold between September 13 – October 31, 2014 will benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®. Coupons are valid for use: November 1, 2014 through February 1, 2015. This year, Wendy’s® aims to give $10 million to The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®.

These are perfect to hand out to trick or treaters! 

We buy some each year to hand out on Halloween and as treats for the girls. I also love to give them to other friends. It starts the discussion about foster care and those amazing children waiting to be adopted. If it opens even one other persons eyes to adoption I am happy. 

Plus my Little One LOVES Frosties and I love seeing her happy!

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Be sure to visit your local Wendy’s® to purchase a Jr. Frosty™ Halloween Coupon Book* for $1, which benefits the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®!

Have you been touched by adoption?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog It's a Lovely Life®! In addition to traveling 150+ days a year, she also helps new bloggers build successful blogging businesses.

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