NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) employee adoption benefits have
once again been recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption on
the organization’s 2016 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.
“We are honored to be recognized as a top adoption-friendly company for
more than a decade,” says Maureen Corcoran, vice president of Health,
Life and Inclusion. “Prudential’s adoption and foster care benefits
demonstrate a commitment to helping employees build their families in a
diversity of ways.”
Supporting New Parents
Prudential employees are reimbursed up to $10,000 per adopted child and
receive up to 26 weeks of parental leave. There is no limit on the
number of adoptions that can be covered in a year or career. In
addition, Prudential offers counseling services and referral programs to
help employees through the adoption process. For employees who are
foster parents, the company also provides $1,000 per calendar year for
new, foster care placements.
The announcement of the 2016 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list
precedes National Adoption Month, a collective campaign to raise
awareness of the children in foster care waiting to get adopted.
Since 2007, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has
compiled an annual list of the top adoption-friendly workplaces. Listed
companies are determined by an analysis of financial assistance and paid
leave for families who adopt, based on surveys completed by employers.
“We’re committed to dramatically increasing the number of adoptions from
foster care, and commend all employers who support families – especially
those that grow their families through adoption,” said Rita Soronen,
president and CEO of the Foundation. “We are so grateful to every
company that has adoption-friendly benefits in place, and we’re honored
to recognize them as an Adoption-Friendly Workplace.”
The Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list 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 23,000 children in
foster care turn 18 and age out of the system without families.
About The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public
charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more
than 130,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems.
Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation
results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness
campaigns and innovative grant making. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.org,
About Prudential Financial, Inc.
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with
more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of June 30, 2016,
has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping
individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth
through a variety of products and services, including life insurance,
annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment
management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for
strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century.
For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.
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