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Dec

2015’s Most Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

Adoption Friendly WorkplacesEach year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption publishes the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, recognizing employers who support adoption and provide competitive adoption benefits to their employees. The list ranks the top 100 companies based on the maximum amount of financial reimbursement and paid leave offered to employees who adopt.

The 2015 winners were announced last month. The Wendy’s Company came in on top, offering up to $25,300 in adoption assistance and six weeks of paid adoption leave. In addition to the top 100 list, the Foundation also recognizes leaders by industry and company size (below). This year’s list also recognizes emerging leaders in supporting adoption benefits.

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Employers who applied to be included on the list offer an average of $7,600 in adoption assistance and almost six weeks of paid leave. The number of companies offering financial adoption benefits has risen steadily, from 12 percent in 1990 to 52 percent in 2013. Increasingly, companies are finding that offering these benefits makes them more competitive as employers and bolsters productivity, goodwill and loyalty among employees. In addition, less than 1 percent of eligible employees use adoption benefits, making them one of the most cost-effective benefits employees can offer.

Read more about the 2015 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces on the Dave Thomas Foundation Website.

Interested in becoming an adoption-friendly workplace?

Become an adoption advocate in your workplace by asking your employer to extend employer-provided adoption benefits to you and your coworkers.

 

12
Nov

Getting Adoption Benefits at Work

DTFA_2014_100 Best AFW DTFA LogoBecome an adoption advocate in your workplace this National Adoption Month by asking your employer to extend employer-provided adoption benefits to you and your coworkers!

What are employer-provided adoption benefits?

It’s estimated that about 50 percent or more of firms across the country offer adoption benefits. But according to Adam Pertman’s book Adoption Nation, only about 0.1 percent of employees use adoption benefits when they are made available. So it’s a low-cost, good-will investment for employers.

Employer-provided adoption benefits can be broken into three big categories – information resources, financial assistance and parental leave – which mirror the same sort of benefits offered to couples having children biologically or with medical assistance. You can read more about the sorts of things included in employer-provided adoption benefits on our website.

Who are the most adoption-friendly companies?

Each year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption invites companies to apply for recognition as an adoption-friendly workplace. The 2014 winners were announced this week. The list recognizes the top 100 companies with the best adoption benefits available to their employees in the United States. In addition to this list, the Foundation has developed other detailed lists of this year’s best in the nation by industry and size.

Rankings are based on the maximum amount of financial reimbursement and paid leave for employees who adopt. Companies are divided by industry and size (as seen below):

Top Adoption-friendly workplaces by size

Read more about the 2014 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces on the Dave Thomas Foundation Website.

Where can I learn more about adoption benefits provided by companies?

  • Find a comprehensive list of companies who have submitted their adoption benefits to DTFA surveys.
  • Order Adoption-Friendly Workplace tool kits for yourself, your employer and your peers.
12
Nov

Ask for Adoption Benefits at Work

Employer-Provided Adoption BenefitsBecome an adoption advocate in your workplace this National Adoption Month by asking your employer to extend employer-provided adoption benefits to you and your coworkers!

It’s estimated that about 50 percent or more of firms across the country offer adoption benefits. But according to Adam Pertman’s book Adoption Nation, only about 0.1 percent of employees use adoption benefits when they are made available. So it’s a low-cost, good-will investment for employers.

Employer-provided adoption benefits can be broken into three big categories – information resources, financial assistance and parental leave – which mirror the same sort of benefits offered to couples having children biologically or with medical assistance. You can read more about the sorts of things included in employer-provided adoption benefits on our website.

Where can I learn more about adoption benefits provided by companies?

  • Find a comprehensive list of companies who have submitted their adoption benefits to DTFA surveys.
  • Order Adoption-Friendly Workplace tool kits for yourself, your employer and your peers.
5
Sep

Most Adoption-Friendly Workplaces 2013

Each year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption invites companies to apply for recognition as an adoption-friendly workplace. The 2013 winners were announced this week. The list recognizes the top 100 companies with the best adoption benefits available to their employees in the United States. In addition to this list, the Foundation has developed other detailed lists of this year’s best in the nation by industry and size.

Rankings are based on the maximum amount of financial reimbursement and paid leave for employees who adopt.

America’s Top 10 for 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

To register for the list, complete DTFA’s adoption benefits survey during the call for entries time period. To propose or establish adoption benefits, order a free toolkit.

For more information about employer-provided adoption benefits, visit our website.

14
Nov

Bring Adoption Benefits to Work

National Adoption Month is a great time to bring employer-provided adoption benefits to your workplace!

It’s estimated that about 50 percent of companies across the country offer adoption benefits. But according to Adam Pertman’s book Adoption Nation, only about 0.1 percent of employees use adoption benefits when they are made available. So it’s a low-cost, good-will investment for employers.

Employer-provided adoption benefits can be broken into three big categories, which mirror the same sort of benefits offered to couples looking to have children biologically or through the help of Assisted Reproduction Technology Services (ARTS). These categories are:

  • Information Resources – like referrals to adoption professionals
  • Financial Assistance – like a lump sum to use or reimbursement for certain expenses
  • Parental Leave – like a typical maternity or paternity leave

You can read more about the sorts of things included in employer-provided adoption benefits on our website.

Learn which companies were ranked the “most adoption-friendly” in 2012 by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Where can I learn more about adoption benefits provided by companies?

  • Follow this link to see DTFA’s detailed lists, organized by size and industry, of the nation’s top 100 leaders in company adoption benefits.
  • Find a comprehensive list of companies who have submitted their adoption benefits to DTFA surveys.
  • Order Adoption-Friendly Workplace tool kits for yourself, your employer and your peers.

 

 

19
Apr

Employer-Provided Adoption Benefits

What are employer-provided adoption benefits? 

Employer-provided adoption benefits are similar to benefits available to new biological parents. Generally, adoption benefits fall into three categories: informational resources, financial assistance and parental leave policies. You can read more about these categories of benefits on our site.

In the last two decades, the percentage of U.S. companies offering adoption benefits has grown from roughly 10 percent to nearly 50 percent. As Adam Pertman says in his book Adoption Nation, companies are finding that “providing adoption benefits not only displays social responsibility and an ability to respond to changing conditions but also makes for more satisfied workers.” Pertman also says that adoption benefits can be a relatively cheap investment since only about 0.1 percent of employees with available adoption benefits use them.

What companies have the best adoption benefits?

Each year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption releases a list of Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in the U.S. Companies of all sizes and in all industries submit their adoption benefits information to DTFA each year for their adoption benefits survey. For 2011, the highest ranked workplaces were:

1. The Wendy’s Company

2. HanesBrands

3. Barilla America, Inc.

4. Liquidnet Holdings, Inc.- Tie

4. LSI Corporation- Tie

4. United Business Media LLC (UBM)- Tie

7. Boston Scientific

8. Bloomberg- Tie

8. Putnam Investments- Tie

10. Vanguard Group

Where can I learn more about adoption benefits provided by companies?

  • Follow this link to see DTFA’s detailed lists, organized by size and industry, of the nation’s top 100 leaders in company adoption benefits.
  • Find a comprehensive list of companies who have submitted their adoption benefits to DTFA surveys.
  • Order Adoption-Friendly Workplace tool kits for yourself, your employer and your peers.
  • Contact the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to learn more about specific adoption benefits that are offered by employers in your state, organization size or industry.  Call 877-777-4222 or email pamela_mcclafferty@davethomasfoundation.org to get customized benchmarks.

 

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