The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption released its seventh annual 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list this week. The list celebrates companies and organizations nationwide for their adoption benefits and commitment to supporting adoptive families.

Topping the list again this year is the Wendy’s Company, which offers a combination of up to $25,300 in adoption assistance and up to six weeks of paid adoption leave.

The Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list is determined by an analysis of a company’s adoption benefits, including the maximum amount of financial reimbursement and paid leave for families who adopt.

Rounding out America’s top 10 adoption-friendly workplaces are:

  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Citizens Financial Group, Inc./RBS America
  • HanesBrands
  • Barilla America, Inc.
  • Liquidnet Holdings, Inc.
  • LSI Corporation
  • UBM
  • Cambridge Family and Children’s Service
  • Boston Scientific

When introduced to adoption benefits, “most [employers] are interested in it as an equity or family-friendly offering,” says Rita Sorenen, president and CEO of The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, adding that adoption benefits are an attractive addition to a work-life benefits package because they have very little effect on the bottom line and are easy to administer — utilization rates are low and paperwork is minimal. 

Look for more coverage in EBN Sept. 15.

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