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.
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.
He enjoys playing with trucks, coloring, playing on an iPad, and the company of adults and other children.
Nex is a caring and sincere 14-year-boy of Hispanic descent.
Alijah, 6, is a sweet, lovable and mellow African American boy diagnosed with autism and global delays.
Lisa Marie is a sweet, friendly, engaging and strong-willed 10-year-old Latina who is legally free for adoption.
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.
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 [...]