Focus on Adoption: Wendy’s Wonderful Kids

Posted on March 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-f

Supporter Spotlight: Sean Niklas

Posted on February 21, 2019

Sean Niklas is President of Saren Restaurants, Inc., a Wendy’s franchisee in Chicago, IL. Adopted as a newborn, he has committed his life to giving back through his restaurants and as a longtime supporter of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. By Sean Niklas My life truly began five days after

More needed to help foster children who age out of care

Posted on February 19, 2019

Through our signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada is working to find adoptive homes for the more than 30,000 children waiting in Canada’s foster care system. The Toronto Sun spoke to the Foundation’s President & CEO, Rita Soro

Children never outgrow the need for family

Posted on February 11, 2019

How Wendy’s Wonderful Kids is changing lives in Louisiana By Donna Edwards, First Lady of Louisiana Over the past three years, Louisiana has been transforming our approach to foster care and adoption. In 2016, our Department of Children and Family Services launched statewide implementation of

Q&A: Jocelyne Raymond, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter

Posted on February 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 t

Thank You, Wendy’s Franchisees in Ontario

Posted on January 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,

Love Has No Boundaries

Posted on January 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. K

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Posted on January 16, 2019

By Kameca Broom Kameca and Jamar Broom with their children, Elias and Niyah, of Mississippi Kameca and her husband, Jamar, adopted Elias and Niyah through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful

These wonderful kids just want to know you love them

Posted on December 14, 2018

By Michelle Renaud, Windsor, Ontario Colton (age 13) with his parents, Scott and Michelle Renaud, on Adoption Day, January 15, 2017 My husband, Scott, and I knew we wanted to expand our family. We have so much fun together and