Adoption Choices of Texas likes to recognize organizations that celebrate adoption. We’ve recently captured in the news that the Dave Thomas Foundation for adoption has added a Dallas based company, Ryan to their list of best adoption friendly workplaces. This prestigious award recognizes companies that exhibit family values by supporting employees with generous adoption-benefit programs.
The list compares financial reimbursement and paid leave offered to parents who adopt, based on surveys of organizations across the United States. The premier organizations are recognized for leading the charge to provide better adoption benefits in the workplace. Together, they represent a diverse group of companies across 22 industries.
“The adoption of a child brings unique financial challenges. I discovered this firsthand through one of our employees who was preparing to adopt two children from another country,” said G. Brint Ryan, chairman and CEO of Ryan.
“His journey inspired us, knowing there were other Ryan employees and families experiencing this. As a result, our adoption-friendly work benefits were implemented to support our associates who choose the caring path of adopting a child into their loving family environment.”
To support and encourage employees who choose to grow their families through adoption, Ryan provides up to $5,000 in reimbursement for qualified expenses in connection with the final adoption of every child. The firm also provides eight weeks of paid leave for employees who adopt children.
“An increasing number of organizations are recognizing that providing adoption benefits is, in the words of Dave Thomas, ‘the right thing to do’ not only to grow stronger families, but also to build an organizational culture that promotes loyalty, productivity, and employee well-being,” said Rita Soronen, president and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
“I want to thank all the organizations on the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for helping to create brighter futures for children who need our help the most.”
Click here to view the complete 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for 2018 and find other adoption resources for employers.
About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national, nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 150,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grant making.
Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services.