Every Child Deserves A Permanent Family: Pippa’s Story

Posted on January 12, 2023

Toronto, Canada Born in Hong Kong, Pippa was abandoned and moved to an orphanage at birth. Before she was 2 years old, Pippa was adopted and brought to Toronto, Canada. Sadly, she experienced severe abuse and neglect by that family and was placed in foster care.  Pippa waited more than eight ye

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Building Fund Donors

Posted on December 5, 2022

(as of June 30, 2022) In 2017, the Foundation launched an ambitious, multi-year business plan to expand the reach of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Since then, the Foundation’s staff more than doubled in size. We knew we needed a new building where we could continue to

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Unadoptable is Unacceptable – Canada

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada’s mission is to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from North America’s foster care systems. We challenge the systemic notion that some children are unadoptable. Every child deserves to live in a safe, loving and permanent home. T

Celebrating the life-changing impact of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Professionals

Posted on May 26, 2022

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit, May 10-12, 2022 During the 2022 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced the recipients of our Recruiter and Supervisor of the Year awards. These professionals are representatives of the creativity, perseverance and unwaver

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Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Received Major Gift from MacKenzie Scott

Posted on March 30, 2022

Foundation focused on finding forever families for children in foster care Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption received an unconditional, multi-million dollar donation from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott to help advance its mission of dramatically increasing the numbe

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“Nature and Nurture Shape Who We Become”: Lynn’s Story

Posted on March 4, 2022

Pictured: Lynn Deiulis I was born in the late 1950s in a hospital connected to a home for unwed mothers near Ottawa, Ontario. My birth mother had made an adoption plan for me just as she had for my half-sister, who was born two and a half years earlier. There were limited options for unwed mothers b

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More Canadians Consider Expanding Their Families Through Adoption

Posted on February 8, 2022

Survey commissioned by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada shows a significant shift in adoption attitudes When Erin McKinney got the call about a little boy in foster care who needed a permanent home, she wasn’t sure she was ready to be a mother, but she went to the meeting anyway. That

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