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.
Arneiza is a friendly and likable 10-year-old and Arn is a charismatic and active 10-year-old.
Joseph is an active and curious 12-year-old Latino boy who is described as very sweet, easy-going and interested in many different activities.
Dayshawn is a caring, playful boy of African-American and Caucasian descent with a unique personality.
Maryenid who also goes by Maddy is a loveable 10-year-old Latina.
Kobe, soon-to-be 13, and Kavin, 12, are athletic brothers of Caucasian descent who both enjoy the outdoors.
This September, they hope to have a whopping 1,000 competitors tackling an incredible course of endurance at Gillette Stadium.
Isabella, who goes by Bella, is a bubbly 9-year-old Caucasian/Hispanic girl who always looks on the bright side.
Izzy is a 17- year-old Hispanic teenager who is legally free for adoption. Despite his age, Izzy has not given up on finding his forever family.
Erika and Jessianya are 10 and 12-year-old sisters hoping to be reunited in an adoptive family.
Daniel, or Dan, is a shy, quiet 15-year-old young man of Caucasian descent who is curious about trying new things once he feels comfortable.