Dan, an employee of Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV), and his wife, Jayne, vividly remember the 4 a.m. phone call they received that forever changed their lives. They had been waiting for that call for years since deciding to grow their family through adoption.
A baby girl had just been born and was ready to be adopted at just two days old. Dan and Jayne raced to the hospital to meet the newborn, who they named Mallory. With the help of Hilton Grand Vacations’ adoption assistance program, Dan was able to take 12 weeks off to bond with his daughter.
“HGV’s adoption assistance benefit is truly amazing and has changed our lives,” shared Dan. “The time it allowed me to bond with Mallory helped me learn how to be a dad, and that is something I am incredibly grateful for.”
Today, Mallory is a happy, healthy toddler who is adored by her two parents. Dan is grateful to HGV for its commitment to building a family-first culture.
“Supporting our team members build their families through adoption supports our mission of Putting People First,” said Pablo Brizi, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer & Corporate Affairs at Hilton Grand Vacations. “At HGV, team members are the heart of what we do, and we are thrilled to offer a robust benefits program, including adoption assistance, a comprehensive parental leave program and competitive benefits that begin on the team member’s first day.”
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption celebrates organizations, like Hilton Grand Vacations, that make adoption a supported option for working parents.
Hilton Grand Vacations was recognized on the Foundation’s 2022 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for the fourth year in a row and ranked #1 in the hotel and travel industry on the “Best by Industry” list. View the list.