Columbus, Ohio – Does your company offer adoption benefits to its employees in the form of financial reimbursement or paid time off? If so, you are working for an adoption-friendly workplace. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption wants to recognize your company in its 2017 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace survey that is open now.
For 11 years, the Foundation has surveyed the nation’s employers to reveal those that offer the best adoption benefits to families looking to expand through foster care adoption, private infant adoption and international adoption. The 2016 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace is Ferring Pharmaceuticals, which offers $25,000 in financial reimbursement and more than five weeks of paid time off to employees who adopt.
“Ferring is committed to helping build families. Ferring is proud to be recognized as the nation’s most Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption,” said Aaron Graff, Chief Executive Officer, Ferring Holding Inc.
“We are continually searching for employers who offer the most competitive adoption benefits in the country to highlight as examples of what we hope all organizations will consider for their employees,” said Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. “Employees often rely on company benefits to even consider adoption as an option to grow their family. We appreciate the employers who are leading the way in this arena.”
The survey is first based on financial reimbursement, but also recognizes companies that offer paid time off only, along with industry breakouts and employers who offer time off to foster parents.
Here is how to apply:
- Go to www.cybergrants.com/davethomas/adoptionbenefitssurvey
- If you completed the survey last year, use the same login information from 2016
- If you are completing the survey for the first time, click on “create your password”
- Only fields marked with an asterisk are required
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption will reach out to all applicants with results later this year. To learn more about the benefits offered by our 2016 winners, visit www.adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org.
Mary Ellen Smalley