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Sharing Our Portions
We are committed to donating 10 percent of our net profits to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The Foundation serves as an active voice for the more than 134,000 children in the public child welfare system who are waiting for permanent homes and loving families.
This cause is close to the heart of Ed Mauss, the author of Spilled Soup and founder of this site. The father of two adopted children, Ed is adoption advocate (read an op-ed and an essay) and looks for opportunities to serve vitally important causes, such as donating blood at a children's hospital or volunteering for a local children's home. His first visit to a children's home in his community was an affecting experience. It broke his heart to see how emotionally devastating it is for children who have been betrayed by adults entrusted with their care.
Says Ed: "While most of us can laugh about the minor missteps in our lives, these children suffer terrible misfortune by no fault of their own. Someone spills soup on them regularly and -- if you'll pardon the metaphor -- it's often scalding. So while this book is all in good fun, there are serious circumstances that deserve our thoughts, prayers and actions to remedy."