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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.

Alijiah is this week's Wednesday's Child. (MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 6-Year-Old Alijah

Alijah, 6, is a sweet, lovable and mellow African American boy diagnosed with autism and global delays.

03/26/2014

Lisa Marie (MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 10-Year-Old Lisa Marie

Lisa Marie is a sweet, friendly, engaging and strong-willed 10-year-old Latina who is legally free for adoption.

03/19/2014

Mya and Cassidy (Credit: MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 8-Year-Old Mya & 6-Year-Old Cassidy

Mya, 8, and Cassidy, 6, are African American and Caucasian sisters who love each other very much. Legally freed for adoption, they hope to find a family where they could grow up together.

03/12/2014

Emily and Jacob. (Photo from MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: Emily and Jacob

Emily and Jacob are Caucasian siblings who are legally free for adoption seeking an adoptive home together. They play well together, and Emily looks out for her younger brother. They currently live together in the [...]

02/26/2014

Wednesday's Child: 9-year-old Matthew. (Photo from MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 9-Year-Old Matthew

Matthew enjoys playing video games and playing outside.

02/19/2014

Luis (MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 15-Year-Old Luis

Luis is an energetic 15-year-old Latino teen who is coming out of his shell and is so ready to join a permanent family.

02/05/2014

Kayanna (MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 12-Year-Old Kayanna

Kayanna is an active, friendly and good-humored 12-year-old African-American girl of Cape Verdean heritage.

01/29/2014

14-year-old Chris

Wednesday’s Child: 14-Year-Old Chris

Chris is a creative 14-year-old boy of Caucasian and Hispanic descent.

01/22/2014

Donnie (MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 6-Year-Old Donnie

Donnie, 6, is a lovable, affectionate Caucasian youngster who is happy, smiley, and has a wonderful sense of humor.

01/15/2014

Kwin (MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 16-Year-Old Kwin

Kwin is a very pleasant and enjoyable 16-year-old boy of Native American descent who is legally free for adoption.

01/08/2014