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 through no fault of their own 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 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. Learn more

Stories of Impact

A Forever Family for Nathaniel

Nathaniel, who spent 13 years in foster care, could have been among the young people facing the world with no permanent family and no safety net. Fortunately, his journey changed when he was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program after his adoption recruiter, Kirsty, connected with Nathaniel’s extended family to find his forever home.

“We decided that he needed to be with us forever,” says his mom, Erin, reflecting on the first day she met Nathaniel. “I am so forever grateful for Kirsty. If it wasn’t for her, Nathaniel could have went anywhere.”