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.
Jack Williams checks up on four children that he featured more than 11 years ago.
Randy, soon-to-be 4, is a cute, expressive Haitian young boy who has a very loving side to him.
Veronica, 14, is a sweet girl of Hispanic descent.
Arairis is a shy but friendly 12-year-old girl of Hispanic heritage available for adoption through the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange.
Sandra is a beautiful and sweet 12-year-old girl of Hispanic descent.
Brandon loves playing sports, and has played in a flag football and basketball league.
Jack Williams’ weekly Wednesday’s Child segment paired more than 700 children with families during 1,100 segments over 33 years.
Ezekiel or Zeke enjoys going fishing, and playing sports.
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.