Part of Adoption

Wednesday's Child

The Wednesday's Child Program features some of the children in Alberta who are ready to be adopted.

Overview

The Wednesday’s Child Program features some of the children in Alberta who are ready to be adopted. Videos of the children air on:

  • CTV Edmonton
  • CTV Calgary
  • CTV Two Alberta

This week’s feature – Jessica and Charles adopt Alex

  • Jessica, Alex and Charles

    Jessica, Alex and Charles

    Jessica and Charles talk about their adoption journey.

    ”What we loved about the provincial adoption was the level of support that came with the process.  Both for us as parents and also for Alex.”

    Featured on CTV News on May 1, 2024.

    View video and full profile

Featured children

The following children are featured on CTV during the Winter/Spring 2024 Season (see Broadcast schedule below for air times):

More videos will be posted as they become available.

If siblings are featured together, the goal is to place them in the same home. If it is decided to place the children separately, their joint profile will be removed.

See all the profiles for children who are ready to be part of an adoptive family.

Contact us with questions about the adoption application process.

Broadcast schedule

The final air date for the Winter/Spring 2024 Season of the Wednesday’s Child Program is May 1, 2024. The Fall 2024 Season will start up again in September.  Watch this page for schedule up-dates.

The children's video clips air each Wednesday on CTV:

CTV Edmonton

  • during “The View” which airs between 11 am and noon
  • during the local noon newscast between noon and 1 pm
  • during the evening newscast between 6 pm and 7 pm

CTV Calgary

  • during “The View” which airs between 11 am and noon
  • during the local noon newscast between noon and 1 pm

CTV Two Alberta

  • various times throughout the week

Success stories

Jessica and Charles talk about their adoption journey.
Watch video

Julia shares her adoption journey with Wednesday’s Child.
Follow-up on Julia-Part 1

Karyn hopes her family’s story will encourage others to consider adoption.
Follow-up on Julia–Part 2

"The videos on the site with Julia and Karyn (and family) and with Jessica, Charles and Alex are great!

Perfect the way they talk about ongoing relationships, embracing a child’s story, growing pains and the older child piece. The way Julia talked about being an older kid...fears, worries and hopes. You can really see the emotion in Julia when she’s talking about her experiences, and that she has hopes for other kids like her, that they have the same opportunity of a loving, growing up family. So many of our kids, especially our older guys, live without a sense of real belonging and connection, not knowing where they’ll be or who they’ll be with, and some wondering what they’ll do when they turn 18 and are very literally on their own. Very real videos...thanks for these!"
Holly, a Children and Family Services Practitioner

"If it wasn't for being adopted, I would not be where I am today. Fully educated, running my own business, being part of a loving family and being able to enjoy life. Adoption changed my life...if I wasn't adopted when I was...I'd probably be destitute...or dead...So thanks to you (Wednesday's Child, CTV Television, Children and Youth Services) for making it possible."
– Sarah, a former Wednesday's Child

"I don't ever want to see the program stop. It helps kids. I want other children to be as happy as I was and to be able to be adopted. I want kids to have a chance, like I did."
– Mike, a former Wednesday's Child

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Contact

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