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A Statement in Support of Justice

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Foster Care Adoption

Children are placed in foster care after enduring abuse, neglect, parental drug use or other issues that made their home unsafe. And right now, more than 30,000 of those young people in Canada are waiting for someone to step forward to adopt them.

As our founder, Dave Thomas, always said,

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

You can help. Download our step-by-step guide to learn more and spread the word about the critical need for foster care adoption.

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.

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Stories of Impact

A Forever Family for Rhianna


Placed in foster care at just 2 months old due to neglect, Rhianna spent the next 15 years of her life waiting for a family to adopt her.


Thankfully, her journey changed when she was adopted by Reegan through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, in partnership with the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.


I believe every child deserves a permanent, loving home.

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