NVIDIA is Back-to-Back Winner of America’s Most Adoption-Friendly Workplace

NVIDIA employee Jeremy Baus and his family: Sena, wife Deborah, Judah, Zoe and Raji. Photo: DTFA.

NVIDIA, a California-based artificial intelligence company that offers employees up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave and assists employees financially with the costs of adoption, has again been deemed to be the most adoption-friendly employer in America.

The company has for the second year in a row topped the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, which was announced by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA). The annual report highlights organizations across the country that support their employees who grow their families through foster care and adoption.

“NVIDIA recognizes that families are built in many ways, but they all share the common bond of love. We are excited to be recognized by the Foundation for the second year in a row,” said Beau Davidson, vice president of employee experience at NVIDIA, in a press release.

Since the Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list was started in 2006, the number of companies offering benefits related to foster care and adoption has grown exponentially.

“We are so pleased to see a growing number of employers recognize the importance of supporting families formed through adoption,” said foundation CEO Rita Soronen, in a press release. “Congratulations to all the organizations on this year’s list, and thank you for sharing our belief that every child deserves a permanent home and loving family.”

Rounding out the top five this year was American Express (the winner in 2017); Capital One Financial; the investment firm Liquidnet Holdings; and the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

DTFA, established by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, is a Columbus, Ohio-based grantmaker focused on finding permanency for children in foster care that are awaiting adoption. One of its flagship programs is Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, through which the foundation helps train and support caseworkers that specialize in finding permanency for older youth in foster care.

Note: The Dave Thomas Foundation has made charitable contributions to Fostering Media Connections, the parent organization of Fostering Families Today and The Chronicle of Social Change. 
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