Emory Named One of America's Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption


March, 2015


On November 10, 2014, Emory University was recognized for its employee adoption benefits by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Emory University was ranked #5 in the Education Industry on the organization’s 2014 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.


Emory University reimburses Eligible Employees for Qualified Adoption Expenses up to $5,000 per finalized adoption under the Emory University Adoption Reimbursement Plan.


Since 2008, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has compiled an annual list of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces to honor employers who offer the best adoption benefits in the U.S. The rankings, compiled, are determined by an analysis of each company’s adoption benefits, including the annual survey of U.S. employers maximum financial reimbursement and the amount of paid leave provided for employees who adopt.


“We are incredibly excited and grateful to see a growing number of employers across the country provide adoption benefits for employees,” said Rita Soronen, President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. “Adoption, and in particular adoption from foster care, is an important and increasingly common path to parenthood; we commend all of the employers across the country who recognize the importance of providing benefits to employees looking to expand their families through adoption.”


The eighth annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list also helps increase foster care adoption awareness while celebrating businesses that support adoptive families. There are more than 100,000 children in the U.S. foster care system waiting to be adopted. Every year, more than 20,000 children in foster care turn 18 and age out of the system without families.
To view the full list, visit adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org.



The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 134,000 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. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.org, call 1-800-ASK-DTFA, or follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter.