Dramatically increase the number of adoptions of
children waiting in North America’s foster care systems.
About the Foundation
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada is a nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 30,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. Learn more
Television and movie actor, Chrissy Metz, 21st Century Fox and Director Roxanne Dawson for shining a light on the importance of adoption in the movie, BREAKTHROUGH, now in theaters.
Foster Care Adoption
Children enter foster care through no fault of their own because of abuse or neglected. They deserve a safe, loving home. Too many children age out of foster care without an adoptive family — leaving them at a higher risk of homelessness, substance abuse and other negative outcomes.
As our founder, Dave Thomas, always said,
“These children are not someone else’s responsibility. They are our responsibility.”
Wendy's Wonderful Kids
Through the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada provides funding to adoption agencies to hire recruiters who implement an evidence-based, child-focused recruitment model.
To date, more than 8,500 children across North America have been adopted through Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. Learn more
Love Has No Boundaries
Meet the Connors-Amy Family