Last week, Lisa Perry (Perry Productions President),was asked to introduce the keynote speaker at the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce‘s annual Women’s Conference. This was especially important to her because the speaker was Rita Soronen, president and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption since she and husband Brian built their own family through adoption.
Lisa took a few minutes to share her personal connection with adoption to the room of business women. Somewhat tearfully, she talked about the blessing of her two boys, Jake and Dylan.
Rita then shared a powerful message with the crowd about how we as women can be leaders in the effort to find homes for children in the foster care system. She also shared this emotional video (see below), released to highlight the positive findings of the Foundation’s five-year research evaluation of its Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The message of the video is that the program works and that unadoptable is unacceptable.
Visit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption website to learn more.