8 Companies With The Best Adoption Benefits

These companies have created an Adoption-Friendly Workplace for families.

Jennifer Mellon January 05, 2017

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption publishes an annual report on the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces. This list includes companies of every size and industry that support adoptive families. These companies have created an Adoption-Friendly Workplace to make adoption a supported option for every working family.

In 2016, the 100 featured workplaces gave an average of $8,000 toward financial reimbursement of adoption expenses to their employees, five weeks in paid leave, unpaid leave, and support for foster parents.

Outside of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s published list, which only includes companies who have completed their survey, many other small businesses to large enterprises make adoption support core to their benefits packages. Yet, less than half of employers in the United States offer adoption benefits. Here are some of the standout companies in their respective industries.

2. Trustify

My company, Trustify has been a leader in Seed Stage technology startups in offering adoption benefits including assistance, reimbursement, and parental leave for a birth, adoption or foster care placement. Many early-stage startups believe that they need to wait until a later stage to implement exceptional benefits for their team. We believe that in order to retain and recruit the best talent, they need to have the best benefits which include assistance in building their family however they choose. Doing good is good for business.

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Jennifer Mellon

Jennifer Mellon has worked in the child welfare field for more than a decade, serving in varying capacities as the Executive Director and Chief Development Officer of Joint Council on International Children's Services (JCICS) and the Corporate Communications Program Manager for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). Jennifer has served on the Board of the Campagna Center, which provides critical educational services to children and families in the DC Metro Area and on the Development Committee for the National Council for Adoption. She is the mom of three children and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

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