Adoption-friendly benefits are good for business.
And the right thing to do.

The Foundation can help your business or organization become an adoption-friendly workplace.

Get Recognized

Check out the top Adoption-Friendly Workplaces and apply to become one!

See our 2016 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces


The 2017 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace Survey is now closed. The 2017 Top 100 List will be announced this fall.




Annually, we publish the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, while also recognizing other adoption-friendly employers who have completed our adoption benefits survey. We also provide benchmarks, with the company’s permission, about specific adoption benefits offered by employers of a specified size, state or industry. Learn more about employers and benchmarks.


Adoption-Friendly Workplace works to make adoption a supported option for every working parent. Our goal is to provide companies with the support needed to provide adoption benefits to employees and recognize the forward-thinking employers that already have adoption benefits in place.

What you need to complete the survey:

  • Contact information
  • Employer information
  • Adoption benefits policy information
  • Tax ID (optional)

Before you start our AFW survey, check out the AFW FAQ for a complete list of information you’ll need to have prepared.

It’s the smart thing to do

  • Be more competitive in employee recruitment

    As more companies add adoption benefits each year, they become a standard for maintaining a competitive edge in recruiting top-notch employees. In an annual survey of 1,000 major United States employers, the number of companies offering financial adoption benefits has risen steadily, from only 12% in 1990 to 52% in 2013.

  • Make a popular addition to your work-life package

    Employees want adoption benefits. According to the landmark National Attitudes Survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 68% of Americans believe employers should offer paid or unpaid leave. Order our free AFW kit today to implement these changes in your workplace.

It’s the affordable thing to do

  • Make an inexpensive addition to your work-life package

    Less than one half of 1% of eligible employees generally use adoption benefits, making them one of the most cost-effective benefits you can offer.

  • Support all new parents

    No matter how families are formed, new parents need time to bond with their children. Employees who build families through adoption are likely to incur significant costs and participate in a lengthy, sometimes stressful process. Providing support for employees throughout the process bolsters productivity, goodwill and loyalty.

It’s the easy thing to do

Our employer toolkit provides a persuasive business case for establishing an adoptions benefits policy and all the tools for implementation.

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