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Paramjit Bains Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada Board of Trustees - In the News Mar 26, 2019

Foundation committed to finding adoptive homes for the more than 30,000 children waiting in Canada’s foster care system Burlington, ON — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada recently welcomed Paramjit Bains as a member of its board of trustees. Bains is a division vice president for WTC Ventures, managing the company’s 29 Wendy’s restaurants in […] Read More

Thank You, Dave and Frances Postowoj - Stories of Impact Mar 26, 2019

“Family is the single most important influence in your life,” says Dave Postowoj, a Wendy’s franchisee in Ontario, Canada and a longtime supporter of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Dave lost his wife, Frances, in 2016 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Before she passed away, the couple decided to include a gift […] Read More

Every day is a new adventure - Stories of Impact Mar 26, 2019

By Carly Calhoun Carly Calhoun and her husband, John, knew they wanted to grow their family through adoption. The couple from British Columbia has adopted six children, including siblings Alicia and Tristin through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. They want anyone considering adoption to know that children in foster […] Read More

Focus on Adoption: Wendy’s Wonderful Kids - In the News Mar 22, 2019

The Adoptive Families Association of BC is a proud partner site for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids in British Columbia. In an article for the organization’s Focus on Adoption magazine, Rita Soronen, president and & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada, explains how the program’s child-focused, evidence-based approach is finding adoptive homes for children in […] Read More

Q&A: Jocelyne Raymond, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter - Stories of Impact Feb 1, 2019

Through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada provides grants to child welfare organizations to hire and train recruiters in our Child-Focused Recruitment Model. A rigorous, five-year evaluation of the model in the U.S. revealed that it is up to three times more effective at serving children who have been […] Read More

Partnership with Ontario Ministry helps find adoptive homes for children in foster care - In the News Jan 29, 2019

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services leads the way in finding adoptive homes for children at greatest risk of aging out of foster care.   Burlington, ON — Today, more than 30,000 children are waiting to be adopted from foster care in Canada. The hard […] Read More

Thank You, Wendy’s Franchisees in Ontario - Stories of Impact Jan 28, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of our dedicated partners and donors in Canada, the Foundation is making significant progress in expanding our signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. Today, the Foundation is funding adoption recruiters in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Saskatchewan who are dedicated to finding adoptive families for the […] Read More

Love Has No Boundaries - Stories of Impact Jan 23, 2019

By Kathryn Connors Kathryn Connors and her husband, John Amy, of Ontario, have adopted three children from foster care: Serenity, Malakai (Kai) and Abigail. Serenity and Kai, who are biological siblings, were adopted through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. Kathryn works for Adopt4Life, which seeks to build a community of […] Read More

These wonderful kids just want to know you love them - Stories of Impact Dec 14, 2018

By Michelle Renaud, Windsor, Ontario My husband, Scott, and I knew we wanted to expand our family. We have so much fun together and love each other so much. But we had more love to give, and we wanted a child to share in the fun. We met our son, Colton, through the Dave Thomas Foundation […] Read More

Serving Youth Who Need Our Help the Most - In the News Nov 9, 2018

By Rita L. Soronen, President & CEO This article was originally published in Adopt4Life’s blog. Children enter foster care through no fault of their own; they have been abused, neglected or abandoned. They have experienced not only the trauma of abuse, but also the grief and loss of family separation and, too often, the stress […] Read More