When a child is taken from an unsafe environment and placed in foster care, the clock is ticking to find them a safe home to stay in. Foster parents are required within days to be sure that the children placed with them are in school and taken to the doctor. Setting up these appointments and planning to care for a child takes time.
The Beaton family has adopted three children from foster care: Halen, Hudson and Holly. They also have two biological children, Hailey and Hunter. After seeing his siblings arrive to his home with their belongings in trash bags, Hunter started a campaign to provide duffel bags for children entering or transitioning through the foster care system. #ItsWorthIt
Siblings Manny and Tabitha were officially adopted by the Kyle family in 2013 after years of sharing their home. Their mom told us, “We love sharing our story in hopes that more people will consider foster adoption. There are so many myths involved with it - all these kids need is unconditional love.”
One of the biggest myths of foster care adoption is that it’s expensive. Did you know that adopting from foster care is low cost or in some cases free?
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is excited to announce its 2017 Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces by size.
Each year the Foundation ranks the nation’s employers that offer the best adoption benefits to their employees. The Top 100 list features companies like American Express (#1), Capital One (#2), Facebook (#31 tied), Comcast (#31 tied), Hilton (#61 tied), adidas (#74 tied) and Zappos (#85 tied.)
Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks the nation’s employers with the best adoption benefits. The Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace List is based first on financial reimbursement for adoption costs and second on paid time off given to families who adopt.
The Whittmore’s knew they had more love to give and opened their hearts and home to foster care adoption.
The family added four more girls to the family when they adopted Autumn, Madison, Tayleigh and Devyn. The girls now have two more sisters Tiffany and Taylor, who are the Whittmore’s biological children.
The family says they felt called to foster care adoption and feel blessed to be able to provide a safe, loving home for all of their daughters.
The complete Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace list can be viewed here. The Foundation also recognizes employers by size, industry, best leave and foster care benefits. The 2018 survey will open in January.