I helped foster kids find loving, forever families


The Story Of i

When Wendy’s Canada reached the 100,000 Facebook fan milestone they wanted to celebrate. We suggested using the opportunity to share a short film about the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. They loved the idea. And like that, The Story Of i was born.

We looked at a lot of adoption ads. They were pretty somber. We wanted to do something different and celebrate the adoption experience. We decided to share the joy that kids feel when they become part of a permanent, loving family. We wrote a poem and shared it with Grayson Matthews. They turned it into a song.

Then we sent the song to several animation houses to see if they wanted to be part of the project. Cadux and the Ebeling Group said, “yes!” and together we made a film about a boy who's life is changed when he's adopted by a young family.

This project came to life as a result of the talent and generosity of Grayson Matthews, Cadux, and Mick Ebeling and The Ebeling Group. We are extremely grateful. Their contribution to this project will forever change the lives of countless foster children and families. 

There are currently more than 30,000 Canadian children waiting for a forever family. 

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Dave Stubbs | Marc Melanson | Duncan Porter | Sarah Michener | Grayson Matthews | Cadu Macedo | Mick Ebeling & The Ebeling Group