Special Needs Adoption and Permanency Services

• To develop permanent family connections for youth in foster care who cannot safely return home
• To center recruitment efforts on each youth’s individual desires for family support
• To prepare and support families before and after each permanency placement

Wendy's Wonderful Kids

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption partners with SNAPS Inc. through a Wendy Wonderful Kids (WWK) grant. This allows up to 30 children in Idaho each year to receive specialized recruitment services. To contact a WWK Recruiter in Idaho:

Central and Southern Idaho Regions:

Brenda Ruiz, LSW
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Adoption Recruiter
208-890-8918 (office)
208-345-8991 (fax)

North Idaho Regions:

Brenda Torres, M.A., L.P.C.
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Adoption Recruiter
208-771-2470 (office)
208-762-5457 (fax)

The WWK program awards grants to public and private adoption agencies to hire adoption professionals. These dedicated WWK recruiters execute aggressive, child-focused recruitment strategies targeted exclusively on moving children from foster care into adoptive families.

"Wendy's Wonderful Kids is a proven program that demands results, accountability and quality service on behalf of the children who need us most," said Foundation president and CEO, Rita Soronen.

There is still a long way to go to help all of the children in foster care. But with the proven focus of Wendy's Wonderful Kids and the passion of WWK recruiters, we are certain we can make a difference -- one child at a time.

To learn more about this groundbreaking program, visit the WWK website.