Rockland Marks November as National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. Rockland County’s Department of Social Services’ Children’s Services Unit joins with local Wendy’s franchisees to increase awareness of the need for foster families. Recruiting people to become foster parents is key to forging successful adoptions. County Executive Ed Day says for the seventh year in a row, DSS staff will be at Wendy’s locations in Nanuet and West Haverstraw to help answer questions about becoming foster or adoptive parents…

Audio: Ed Day

In 1992, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted, created The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding permanent homes for children in North America’s foster care systems. Thomas spoke about it on C-SPAN in 1998…

Audio: Dave Thomas

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a foster parent, go to Wendy’s in Nanuet or West Haverstraw on Wednesday, November 14 from 5 PM to 8 PM. Additional information is available by calling Caren Pane, Adoption Specialist at 845-364-3596 or Linda Ortiz 845-364-3521. And for more information about Wendy’s efforts, visit

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