“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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Taye, Kemarquez and Kiondre’s Adoption Story

Posted on November 30, 2021

Ohio Important. Loved. Happy. These are the feelings described by siblings Taye, Kemarquez and Kiondre after being adopted by empty-nesters Carla and Oliver in Ohio. But the brothers didn’t always feel that way. Placed in foster care after being abandoned in a hotel room, the children spent several

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An Update on Serenity and Kai’s Story

Posted on October 25, 2021

Ontario, Canada In 2018, Kathryn and John shared their journey to adopt siblings Serenity and Kai through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, in partnership with Adopt4Life. The couple had always wanted to grow their family and decided to pursue infant ad

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The Freedom to Dream Big: Conner’s Story

Posted on August 23, 2021

North Carolina Placed in foster care when he was 7 years old, Conner spent nearly half of his young life longing for a permanent place to call home. “I moved a bunch. I really didn’t want to move that much. I didn’t think I could have a family,” he shared. Right now, more than 120,000 children, like

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Chris Garrah Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada Board of Directors

Posted on June 2, 2021

Foundation committed to finding permanent 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 Chris Garrah, a partner at the law firm of McMillan LLP in Toronto, as a member of its board of

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Hope Through the Darkness

Posted on April 9, 2021

By Rita L. Soronen, President & CEO One year ago, our world changed dramatically and in ways we could never have imagined as COVID-19 spread, closing schools, shutting down businesses and leaving us with unrelenting separation and longing for the physical connection of family and friends. As the

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