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Wendy's Wonderful Kids

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids is making a difference for thousands of children—one child at a time. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption awarded a grant to New York Council On Adoptable Children to hire Gloria Baksh, an adoption professional who implements proactive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on moving some of New York’s longest-waiting children from foster care into adoptive families. Ms. Baksh works on a caseload of children the system has forgotten, ensuring she has the time and resources to give each child as much attention as he or she deserves.

Recently released research from a five-year evaluation of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids shows that children referred to the program are up to three times more likely to get adopted. Read the full research results.

To learn more about Wendy's Wonderful Kids contact:

Gloria Baksh

Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter

Phone: (212) 475-0222 Ext 232

Fax: (212) 714-2838




"Every child truly needs and deserves a permanent, loving and nurturing family."

-Ernesto Loperena, Executive Director



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