International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today the Firm was recognized as a top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, America’s only nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding homes for children in foster care.
Since 2007, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has compiled an annual list of the top adoption-friendly workplaces. Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces are determined by an analysis of financial assistance and paid leave for families who adopt, based on surveys completed by employers. Break-out lists are available noting America’s top 100 adoption-friendly employers, the top 10 by size, and the leaders in each industry. For more information on the Dave Thomas Foundation recognition see: adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org
“We are committed to being a family-friendly workplace and having the policies and infrastructure in place to enable our attorneys to manage their professional and personal lives in the way that works best for them. We believe this benefits our lawyers, the Firm as a whole, and, most importantly, our clients,” said Ken Cutler, Dorsey’s Managing Partner. “We are pleased to be recognized as an Adoption-Friendly Workplace.”
More than 100,000 children in the U.S. foster care system are waiting to be adopted. Every year, more than 23,000 children in foster care age out of the system without families.