The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces


This week the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption released their annual 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces. As per their website, "This list recognizes the top 100 companies with the best adoption benefits available to their employees." To be considered for this list employers must complete an adoption benefits survey. Those included are ranked based on the maximum amount of financial reimbursement per adoption provided, including any additional support for special needs adoption, as well as the maximum amount of paid leave allowed for adoption. Indiana-based company pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company is ranked 48th while Duke Realty Corporation is tied for 55th. In the Government listings the City of Carmel ranked first!

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption not only supports large companies, but provides support for small business as well. In a recent interview President and CEO Rita Soronen said, "We have professional staff to talk through the steps to implementing adoption benefits, free toolkits, sample benefit packages and templates for small businesses, and links to other HR professionals from similar-sized companies to help work through the implementation of benefits. Our national annual 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List also celebrates and honors those businesses, by industry and size, that have worked to make their places of business adoption-friendly, and recognizes those on the list as leaders in this effort."

To get your business started implementing these important benefits call (877) 777-4222 to talk with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption staff or check our their website.

Top Ten Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America

  1. The Wendy’s Company
  2. Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  3. RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
  4. Hanesbrands
  5. Barilla America, Inc.
  6. Liquidnet Holdings, Inc.
  7. LSI Corporation
  8. UBM (LLC, Medica, Canon, Inc.)
  9. Boston Scientific
  10. Bloomberg

Photo Credit: Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

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