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 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces survey, which identifies organizations that strive to make adoption a supported option for every working parent.

The Foundation partnered with RTI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute, to conduct the 13th annual survey in 2019. Additionally, the Foundation’s new impact list recognizes organizations with more than 1,000 employees that provide the largest overall financial benefits and have the capacity to reach the greatest number of employees.

2019 Survey is Closed

Thank you to all the organizations that completed the 2019 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace survey. Results will be released in October.

If your organization would like to be notified when the 2020 survey is available, please register today.

Adoption-Friendly Workplace Employer Toolkit

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


Congratulations to the 2018 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

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

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.