Wednesday’s Child

With “Wednesday’s Child,” news anchor Jack Williams is successfully increasing public awareness of the needs of children waiting for adoptive families. These children are primarily school-aged children, children of color of all ages, sibling groups and children who face intellectual, physical or emotional challenges. Watch Wednesday’s Child every Wednesday with Jack Williams on WBZ News at 6pm.

Williams works closely with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) in coordinating the program. MARE is a private, non-profit organization working in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, contracted private agencies and other New England agencies to find permanent homes for children waiting to be adopted. For more information on MARE, call toll free in Massachusetts 1-800-882-1176 or for the Metropolitan Boston area 617-54-ADOPT.

Learn more about The Jack Williams Endowment for Wednesday’s Child, which continues to raise funds for special needs adoptions.

Wednesday's Child: Riley (WBZ-TV)

Wednesday’s Child: 12-Year-Old Riley

Riley is a healthy, artistic 12-year-old young lady of Caucasian descent.

05/20/2015

7-year-old Codey (WBZ-TV)

Wednesday’s Child: 7-Year-Old Codey

Codey is a 7-year-old Caucasian boy from New Hampshire. He loves to play outside on his bike and scooter.

05/13/2015

Ashley, now 18, is pictured with adoptive mom Elizabeth and Jack Williams. (WBZ-TV)

Wednesday’s Child Update: 18-Year-Old Ashley

Ashley was first featured on Wednesday’s Child in August 2011 at the age of 15.

05/07/2015

Nicole. (Photo credit: Wednesday's Child-MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 12-Year-Old Nicole

Nicole, a sweet 12-year-old Caucasian girl who is imaginative and artistic, is up for adoption.

04/29/2015

Michael (Photo from MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 3-Year-Old Michael

Michael who also goes by Mikey is a very sweet, loving 3-year-old Caucasian toddler who has a true love for dogs.

04/01/2015

Que'Mya (10)  and Ty'Janee (11) are looking for a family to grow up together with.

Wednesday’s Child: 10-Year-Old Que’Mya And 11-Year-Old Ty’Janee

Que’Mya and Ty’Janee are fun-loving, smart and active sisters looking for a family with whom they can grow up together. WBZ-TV’s Jack Williams reports.

WBZ-TV–02/25/2015

13-year-old Xander is a sweet, kind and funny boy who loves outdoor activities. (Courtesy Photo)

Wednesday’s Child: 13-Year-Old Xander

Xander is a sweet, kind and funny boy who loves basketball and other outdoor activities.

WBZ-TV–02/18/2015

Wednesday's Child, Dominick

Wednesday’s Child: 9 Year-Old Dominick

Dominick is a bright, charming and friendly Caucasian boy who loves to engage in conversations with others.

WBZ-TV–12/10/2014

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Wednesday’s Child: 13 Year-Old Tiara

Tiara, 13, is a sweet, polite Caucasian girl who opens up easily to others and likes to ask a lot of questions. WBZ-TV’s Jack Williams reports.

12/03/2014

Wednesday's Child: 14 Year-Old Farrah (WBZ-TV)

Wednesday’s Child: 14 Year-Old Farrah

Farrah is a smart 14-year-old Caucasian girl with loads of personality and spunk.

WBZ-TV–11/12/2014