GLENDORA, Calif. (9/9/13)--America's Christian CU, Glendora, Calif., has been recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as one of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces for 2013.
The $254 million-asset credit union currently ranks in fourth place among other small businesses in the country.
America's Christian CU established a workplace program to support employees looking to adopt children.
"We believe every child deserves a forever family and will continue to support the important work of the Dave Thomas Foundation in their tireless efforts to serve foster children around the world," said Mendell L. Thompson, America's Chistian CU president/CEO.
Every year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announces America's top 100 adoption-friendly employers, the top 10 by size, and the leaders in each industry from its annual survey of U.S. employers. Rankings are determined by an analysis of a company's adoption benefits, including the maximum amount of financial reimbursement and paid leave for families who adopt.
There are more than 100,000 children in the U.S. foster care system waiting to be adopted. Every year, more than 26,000 children in foster care turn 18 and age out of the system without families. The seventh annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list helps increase foster care adoption awareness while celebrating businesses that support adoptive families.