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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.

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Jennifer Mellon

Jennifer Mellon has worked in the children welfare field for more than a decade, serving in varying capacities as the Executive Director, Member Manager, and Chief Development Officer at Joint Council on International Children’s Services. She also worked for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) and served on the Board of the Campagna Center, which provides critical educational services to children and families in the DC Metro region. She currently serves on the Development Board for the National Council for Adoption.She is the Co-Founder and President of Trustify, which she founded with her husband, Danny Boice. They reside in Alexandria, Virginia with their 5 children.

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