finding forever families

for children in foster care

More than 30,000 children are waiting to be adopted from foster care in Canada right now. Donate to help find adoptive homes for youth who are most often overlooked.

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Foster Care Adoption

Children enter foster care because of abuse or neglect. They deserve a safe, loving home.

As our founder, Dave Thomas, always said,

“These children are not someone else’s responsibility. They are our responsibility.”

Download our step-by-step guide to learn more and get started on the adoption journey.

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids™

Through the signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Foundation supports the hiring of adoption professionals, known as recruiters, who are dedicated to finding permanent families for children in foster care who are most often overlooked. Learn more

Stories of Impact

Every Child Deserves A Permanent Family: Pippa’s Story

Pippa spent more than eight years in foster care after enduring severe abuse and neglect early in her life. Thankfully, her journey changed when she was adopted by Crystal and Jessica through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. Now, with the support of a loving, forever family, Pippa is thriving, growing and gaining confidence every day.

“(Pippa) is warm and sunshine. She just beams. She radiates happiness and love,” reflected Crystal. “You can’t contain the joy in Pippa.”