Hear from leaders about the impact of offering adoption and foster care benefits

Posted on May 13, 2024

Organizations across the country are raising the bar in making adoption and foster care a supported option for working parents. Just as every child deserves a safe, permanent home, we believe all parents deserve the support and time to bond with their child.

Leaders of some of the organizations recognized as 2024 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces and Adoption Advocates offered their thoughts to inspire others to support employees becoming an adoptive or foster parent:

Capital One 

“At Capital One, we’re proud to offer adoption benefits that provide our associates with the opportunity to live the life they’ve imagined. From financial support through our Adoption Reimbursement program, to emotional support through our Adoption Connection community, we provide a variety of valuable resources for associates wanting to start or grow their family. Additionally, parental leave benefits are available to adoptive parents to take time away and enjoy this special time.” – Pam Ventura, Vice President, Benefits and HR Services, Capital One 

Fifth Third Bank 

“Growing a family looks different to different people. That’s why we recently increased our adoption reimbursement to $15,000 per adopted child, with the ability to use the benefit up to three times, so that we could support those who want to build their families through adoption. We also offer a host of other family-friendly benefits, including virtual, in-person and maternity concierge services, a generous paid time off program, parental bonding leave for all new parents, infertility coverage and subsidized back-up care for children and elders. We’re pleased to offer employees a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that supports their families and their overall well-being.” – Nancy Pinckney, Chief Human Resources Officer, Fifth Third Bank

Olympus Corp. of the Americas

“At Olympus, we understand the importance of work-life balance and supporting our employees in a variety of ways as they manage their personal lives, allowing them to focus on their responsibilities when they are at work. Our adoption benefits are part of a broad global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy that includes support for all caretakers. We are proud to offer these benefits so that employees can focus on family when it matters most as Olympus is an employee and family supportive destination for future employees.” – Stacey Morey, Vice President Human Resources, Olympus Corp. of the Americas

QBE North America

“We are proud to once again make the list of adoption-friendly workplaces because supporting parents and parents-to-be no matter how they grow their families is a strong aspect of our culture at QBE. Our Adoption Assistance Program underscores QBE’s commitment to offering meaningful support when employees open their hearts to adoption.” – Joy Matthews, VP Total Rewards, QBE North America

The TCW Group

“An important part of building and retaining a great team is recognizing the holistic needs of our employees both at work and at home. TCW is incredibly proud to support our team members’ families, and we are truly honored to be recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for our efforts, policies and programs towards ensuring a family-friendly workplace.” – Jessica Kung, Chief Human Resources Officer, The TCW Group

The Walt Disney Company

“The heartbeat of our collective human experience is the family. Disney’s family care program is one of the many benefits we offer our employees to help support and nurture their loved ones.” – Pascale Thomas, VP, Employee Benefits & Well-Being at The Walt Disney Company 


“Through our suite of family building benefits, we are proud to support associates with financial assistance as they navigate the adoption process. We know our adoption benefit is just one example of what makes Walmart a certified ‘Great Place to Work.'” – Kim Lupo, SVP of Global Total Rewards for Walmart Inc.

Ziff Davis

“Ziff Davis is committed to supporting our employees and their families through our inclusive benefits, initiatives and programs. We are dedicated to driving positive change in our communities through the work we do and the actions we take. Supporting our adopting families is one step forward toward impactful change.” – Michelle Dvorkin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ziff Davis

Congratulations to organizations recognized as 2024 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces! Start the adoption benefits conversation within your organization today by downloading our Adoption-Friendly Workplace toolkit 

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