Children Awaiting Parents is a proud partner of the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program, which is the signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and establishes innovative co-investment partnerships with states to support the hiring of adoption recruiters who implement an evidence-based, child-focused recruitment model.  This model has been proven to be up to three times more effective at finding permanent homes for children who have been lingering in foster care the longest.  Learn more about Wendy's Wonderful Kids >>

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.

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Please contact recruiter Michelle O'Mara with any questions about the Wendy's Wonderful Kids Program.

Michelle O'Mara
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.