Wendy’s & Forever Families

Sometimes I pick up a Frosty on my way home from work and sometimes my coworkers bring them to me. I am not a huge fast food fan, but there is something about a Wendy’s Frosty that is classic, simple, and so tasty.

But the best time to head on over to Wendy’s is when they have the Wendy’s® Halloween Coupon Book for $1 at participating Wendy’s to support foster care adoption! For the past 22 years (and into the future) Wendy’s has supported Foster Care. 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.

So of course I had to run through the drive-though last week after work, pick up a booklet, and frostys to share! But my love for the Wendy’s coupon books is deeper than my love of frostys, it is my love of adoption through foster care that really gets my heart beating. 
Some of you may already know bits of my adoption story, but some of you don’t since I only documented little parts on my blog years ago. One winter day, the Lord brought three wonderful, brilliant, beautiful, children into our family. This was before I was to be their aunt, but I was there and I loved them with a fierce love knowing that one day they would be mine (here is another short post.)
My brother-in-law and his beautiful wife felt called to adoption. Specifically, they felt called to the hurting in our local community – the kids in foster care. They were placed with three wonderful siblings and we knew that they had found their forever family. After fostering them for six month, they officially became family and we love them like we birthed them ourselves. They went from a family of three, to a family of six and it has been amazing to see how the Lord has transformed and molded that family.

Did you know that there are more than 100,000 children in foster care awaiting adoption? That statistic is heart breaking to me. There are so many things we can do about it! Learn, donate, be educated and involved! Oh, and also buy coupon books and get free Frostys


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

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Sarah

    A good friend and her husband adopted 5 kids from foster care a few years ago: they were twin 4yos, twin 3yos, and a 2 yo,all siblings! I had the pleasure of teaching the oldest for a year, helping her acclimate to her new life (and I just babysat all five last week: they're 7/6/5 now). That experience made me want to adopt in the future. Because of my experience teaching/loving children with special needs, I really want to adopt children with disabilities–the need is so great!
    I also have a friend who adopted from China, and sometimes travels back to China to work with orphans. She posts pictures of so many precious children, and I've told her: I just need a husband or a full-time job. I don't need both. Of course, I'd much rather adopt a child with a husband because raising a child is one of the most challenging things you can ever do and it's better not alone, but I feel God's call to adopt in the future, regardless of my marital status.
    Thanks for talking about adoption and asking for stories! God has put adoption on my heart, and I'm just waiting on him to write the perfect story. In the meantime, I have a savings account with future adoption in mind. I'm a big believer in being prepared, and in having the funds for adoption/childraising myself.

  • Adoption rocks! Frosty's do too. 😉

  • Adoption is such a blessing! My husband and I have adopted 2 little ones as newborns over the past 3 years. And we're currently on the list for Baby #3 right now! (The whole story is on our blog!) But here's my little story of the love and blessings of adoption: When we met their birthmothers, we were so amazed to hear from them that they felt that we were blessing them by being willing to adopt their child. We were so shocked because we felt so blessed by them for entrusting us with such a precious gift! Although there is sadness involved with adoption (because there is a reason she's placing her child with another family), it truly is so full of love and blessings! Thanks for sharing your adoption story and for this info about Wendy's!!!! I didn't know you had adoption in your family too – how beautiful! -Jess

  • What a great cause! And great excuse for a frosty. 🙂

  • I know a lot of people who have adopted recently and I think it's so beautiful! I also love the organization Abide in Uganda (@abidefamilycenter on Instagram) who does what they can to help families stay together instead of putting the kids in an orphanage simply because their mother can't support her kids at the moment. Both causes fill my heart with joy