The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada is a nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding permanent homes for the more than 30,000 children waiting to be adopted from Canada’s foster care system. A simple way of defining permanency for children/youth is stability but it is much more than that. Permanency for children/youth is an expansive term defined as positive healthy, nurturing relationships with adults who provide support (emotional, financial, moral, educational, and other kinds) and unconditional commitment over the course of a lifetime.