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Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces


Would you consider your workplace to be an adoption-friendly workplace?

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption releases an annual list of 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, in which they recognize companies that provide the best adoption benefits to their employees. The companies are ranked based on two basic requirements: the amount of financial compensation provided and the extent of paid leave for adoptive parents. Number one on the 2013 list was The Wendy’s Company.  Wendy’s provides up to $25,300 in financial reimbursement and up to 6 weeks of paid leave for employees who are adopting.

Top 10 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in 2013

1. The Wendy’s Company

2. Ferring Pharmaceuticals

3. Citizens Financial Group, Inc./RBS America

4. HanesBrands

5. Barilla America, Inc.

6. Liquidnet Holdings, Inc. (tie)

6. LSI Corporation (tie)

6. UBM (tie)

9. Cambridge Family and Children’s Service

10. Boston Scientific

Indianapolis’s own Eli Lilly and Company ranked 48th on the 2013 list for the second year in a row, while Duke Reality tied for 53rd, up from 58th in 2012. You can establish adoption benefits at your workplace by ordering an Adoption-Friendly Workplace kit for free! Encourage your employers to provide these benefits so that families can have additional resources during their adoption process. And remember – if you think your workplace is an adoption-friendly workplace, submit a two minute survey to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption by May 5th, 2014 to have your place of work considered!

Photo Credit: Dave Thomas Foundation


Jordan Kelly is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business where she majored in Marketing. As an assistant at MLJ Adoptions, Jordan does everything from event planning and managing social media, to writing blogs and designing advertisements.