“Adopting one child won’t change the world, but for that child, the world will change.”
Working for a company that not only attracts the best PR pros around, but is also committed to inclusion, growth, development and work-life balance is like hitting the workplace jackpot. And just one of the many rewarding perks is the privilege to start, grow and nurture a family through adoption.
It’s my honor to share – and celebrate! – that SSPR has once again been recognized as a Dave Thomas Foundation Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace! SSPR is #2 in our industry (Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations) and #4 among Small Employers!
There are more than 130k children currently in the U.S. foster care system awaiting a safe and permanent home. Every single year, 20k of them age out of the system, not having experienced what you and I take for granted, a family.
I am proud of SSPR and our adoption policy. I am fortunate to be in a position to support my team in raising and building a family in whatever way is best for them. I am also hopeful that our policy will encourage one other company in our industry to create a similar policy, and their policy will encourage another. My goal: We don’t make this list, because we don’t NEED a list. I can imagine a time when every company sees and understands the value of adoption and its role in changing lives and growing families.
Yesterday my friend celebrated her “Gotcha Day” – 21 years since the day she was adopted from China. She is thankful to her adoptive parents and her family for a full and loving life, and I am so thankful for the chance to meet such a kind and giving person. She brings light into the world of everyone she meets, thanks to her awesome family who opened their home and their hearts to this special girl.
SSPR’s adoption policy is generous in so many ways. Not only does it provide employees with financial assistance, but also encourages all of us to consider the impact of adoption. I’m so happy to see us recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation and hope this advocacy continues to help kids find their forever homes.