Adoption-Friendly Workplace

More than 25 years ago, Dave Thomas led an initiative advocating for better adoption benefits in the workplace, because to him, it was just “the right thing to do.” The Foundation has carried that legacy forward through its signature Adoption-Friendly Workplace program and annual 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, which recognizes organizations that strive to make adoption a supported option for every working parent.

No matter how families are formed, new parents need time to bond with their children. Providing support for employees throughout the adoption process promotes loyalty, productivity and employee wellbeing.

The 2018 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List includes a diverse group of organizations, with six to nearly 500,000 employees, representing 22 industries.

Download the complete list

Learn about NVIDIA, #1 on the 2018 list

Read Rita Soronen’s article, Adoption-friendly benefits in the workplace – It’s the right thing to do, as featured in the National Council for Adoption’s Adoption Advocate newsletter.

Adoption-Friendly Workplace Employer Toolkit

Adoption benefits have become standard for companies looking to maintain a competitive edge in attracting and retaining top talent.


Toolkit Resources


Adoption benefits fact sheet


Adoption benefits tax summary


Frequently Asked Questions


Sample adoption benefits financial reimbursement form


Sample adoption benefits news release


Sample adoption benefits policy


Sample adoption benefits proposal