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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.

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.”