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Apr 18, 2016 1:15 PM ET

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is celebrating its 10th year of honoring companies that offer the country’s most impressive adoption benefits, through the 100 Best Adoption- Friendly Workplace list. Since the list’s inception in 2006, The Wendy’s Company has earned the coveted title of Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace because of their deep commitment to offering employees substantial financial assistance and paid leave. 

This year, in acknowledgement of the list’s 10th anniversary and in recognition of The Wendy’s Company’s ongoing leadership in offering adoption benefits, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption will honor them with the distinction of “Forever Family” status. This is a permanent emeritus position that is worthy of their continued support to the cause and it will make the top spot on the list available to another worthy adoption-friendly company. 

“Wendy’s knows the positive impact that providing adoption benefits can have including higher employee retention and improved morale,” said Wendy’s Chief Communications Officer, Liliana Esposito. “Providing benefits that assist employees who build or grow their families through adoption is a way for companies to differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market for top talent. We encourage others to complete the survey and be recognized for these critical benefits, because at the end of the day, we can all consider it a win when children are placed with families they can call theirs, forever.”

At the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we believe you are never too old for family and we won’t stop until every child in foster care has a safe, loving and permanent home. 

Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces represent companies big and small across the country – and the 2016 list will recognize all employers who complete the survey and offer any type of adoption benefit. The application deadline is Tuesday, May 31. If a company completed the survey in a prior year, a new application must be completed. Complete our free survey at