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.

12-year-old Arairis is up for adoption. (Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange photo)

Wednesday’s Child: 12-Year-Old Arairis

Arairis is a shy but friendly 12-year-old girl of Hispanic heritage available for adoption through the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange.

09/24/2014

Sandra

Wednesday’s Child: 12-Year-Old Sandra

Sandra is a beautiful and sweet 12-year-old girl of Hispanic descent.

CBS Boston–09/17/2014

Brandon is currently up for adoption. (Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange photo)

Wednesday’s Child: 12-Year-Old Brandon

Brandon loves playing sports, and has played in a flag football and basketball league.

09/10/2014

Jack Williams on Wednesday's Child. (WBZ-TV)

Wednesday’s Child Segment Shows Jack Williams’ ‘Tremendous Heart’

Jack Williams’ weekly Wednesday’s Child segment paired more than 700 children with families during 1,100 segments over 33 years.

08/29/2014

Wednesday's Child

Wednesday’s Child: 16-Year-Old Ezekiel

Ezekiel or Zeke enjoys going fishing, and playing sports.

08/27/2014

Arn and Arneiza. (Photo courtesy: Jack Williams' Wednesday's Child)

Wednesday’s Child: Arneiza And Arn

Arneiza is a friendly and likable 10-year-old and Arn is a charismatic and active 10-year-old.

08/20/2014

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. (WBZ-TV)

Wednesday’s Child: 12-Year-Old Joseph

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.

08/13/2014

Dayshawn (MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 10-Year-Old Dayshawn

Dayshawn is a caring, playful boy of African-American and Caucasian descent with a unique personality.

07/30/2014

10-year-old Maryenid

Wednesday’s Child: 10-Year-Old Maddy

Maryenid who also goes by Maddy is a loveable 10-year-old Latina.

07/16/2014

Kobe (L) & Kavin (R)

Wednesday’s Child: Kobe and Kavin

Kobe, soon-to-be 13, and Kavin, 12, are athletic brothers of Caucasian descent who both enjoy the outdoors.

06/25/2014