Wayne, a Customer Care Agent at Hilton Grand Vacations, and his wife have been fostering for years, opening their homes and hearts to children who need it the most. In 2019, a 10-month-old baby boy entered their home, and the couple developed a special bond with him.
The priority of the foster care system is to keep families together, and in 2021 the baby boy was reunited with his family of origin. Unfortunately, the boy’s mother later passed away. Then, Wayne and his wife were granted custody, officially becoming his parents in 2022.
Throughout the adoption process, the couple leaned on Wayne’s employer, Hilton Grand Vacations, for support. The company’s adoption benefits, which include financial reimbursement and parental leave, brought the couple relief and joy.
“It was very overwhelming to learn our company was a huge supporter of team members who made a difference in children’s lives,” shared Wayne. “For us, it was not the amount of assistance, but that they cared enough to help, share and support the new journey in our lives.”
Hilton Grand Vacations takes pride in their adoption assistance benefits and their family-focused culture, ensuring employees feel supported throughout every path to parenthood.
“What an honor to be recognized once again by the Dave Thomas Foundation for our industry-leading adoption assistance benefits,” said Pablo Brizi, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer & Corporate Affairs at Hilton Grand Vacations. “At HGV, team members are the heart of everything we do, and I’m extremely proud of HGV’s continued commitment to support adoptive parents and families.”
Congratulations, Hilton Grand Vacations, for being recognized on the 2023 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list! Interested in bringing adoption benefits to your organization? Get started by downloading the Foundation’s free Adoption-Friendly Workplace toolkit.