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Farmers Insurance’s Benefits Help Give Siblings in Foster Care a Forever Family - Adoption-Friendly Workplace Nov 23, 2020

Michael adopted three siblings from foster care with support from employee benefits provided by Farmers Insurance®. He shared his story to encourage other organizations to consider becoming an adoption-friendly workplace. As our founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted, always said, “It’s the right thing to do.” Read More

Texas Family Realizes Dream of Adoption Thanks to Benefits from Capital One - Adoption-Friendly Workplace Nov 6, 2020

Texas — Patrick and Darah adopted their daughter with support from adoption benefits provided by Capital One Financial Corporation, which has ranked in the top ten on the Foundation’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list since 2017. Patrick, an employee of Capital One, shared his family’s experience to inspire others to consider growing their families through adoption. Read More

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Releases 2020 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List - In the News Oct 21, 2020

Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption released its 14th annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list recognizing organizations with the most robust adoption benefit programs. The Foundation partnered with RTI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute, to survey employers across the United States and score participants based on three criteria: financial reimbursement, paid leave and — new in 2020 — the percentage of employees eligible for those benefits. Read More

Building a Family from Around the Globe - Adoption-Friendly Workplace Oct 1, 2019

North Carolina — When Jeremy Baus found out that his new employer, NVIDIA, offered adoption support, “the magnitude and reality of the benefit didn’t sink in,” he says. Prior to joining the company, Jeremy and his wife, Deborah, had been working with an adoption agency in China to add to their family of five. Jeremy was able to submit the receipts he’d saved, and the company covered all the costs associated with the adoption of the Baus’ daughter, Zoe. “It was amazing to see NVIDIA’s commitment to family,” Jeremy says. Read More

Adoption-Friendly Workplace: New York Life - Adoption-Friendly Workplace Jun 10, 2019

"I would not be a mother today without New York Life, and the adoption benefits the company provides to its employees,” shared Brooke Pinson, a senior associate at New York Life Insurance Company, which was recognized on the Foundation’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list in 2018. Read More

Adoption-Friendly Workplace: Bank of America - Stories of Impact Apr 16, 2019

After spending more than six years in foster care, Miah was adopted by the McClellan family when she was 15 years old. "I knew I had room for children in my home and my heart,” says her mother, Charita, an employee of Bank of America, which has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for nine years and counting. Read More

How One Call Became a Calling - Stories of Impact Oct 1, 2018

By Beau Davidson, vice president of employee experience at NVIDIA, the #1 ranked organization on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for 2018 It was a sad time. My wife and I had tried to add to our family without success. It wasn’t an immediate decision, but we eventually decided […] Read More

Adoption-Friendly Benefits in the Workplace – It is the Right Thing to Do. - Stories of Impact Jul 13, 2018

From simple education activities to implementing a robust adoption benefits program, workplace support of adoption not only increases awareness about the issues confronting our most vulnerable children, but also provides critical support for families formed through adoption. Employers have the power to make a crucial difference in the lives of waiting children. Dave Thomas, who […] Read More