Children Awaiting Parents is pleased to be implementing Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption that is bringing children waiting to be adopted from foster care one step closer to safe, loving and permanent homes.

Through Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Foundation provides grants to adoption agencies to hire and train adoption recruiters who implement the Foundation’s evidence-based Child-Focused Recruitment Model. This model is up to three times more effective at serving children who have been in foster care the longest, including older youth, sibling groups and children with special needs.

Children Awaiting Parents currently has one Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter who serves counties in Upstate New York and the Finger Lakes region. Our recruiter works with smaller caseloads, ensuring that she can provide these children with the attention, resources, and support they need and find the adoptive families they deserve.

Please contact CAP’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter with any questions regarding any of our children.

Toni Marrocco-Helwig
Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
Fax: 585.232.2634

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To register a child for Wendy's Wonderful Kids, use this Downloadable Form.