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.
Alex is a laid-back 2-year-old toddler of Haitian descent who loves to snuggle.
Marlenie and Joevanni are Hispanic siblings who are legally free for adoption, and hope to be adopted together.
Jesse has settled right in since his move last December.
Two of our Wednesday’s Children joined 38 other Mass. kids who were formally adopted Friday.
Chelsea is a lovable, affectionate and energetic 13-year-old Caucasian teen who enjoys horseback riding, doing gymnastics, ballet and ice-skating.
Dhamanjie is an energetic 8-year-old African American boy who is always on the go.
Evan is a sweet and sensitive 6-year-old boy of African-American and Caucasian descent.
Lariah and Shyheim, 8 and 9-years-old respectively, are loving siblings who presently live in separate foster homes.
Janelly is a bright and cheerful 11-year-old Hispanic girl.
Shianne is a joyful and easy-going 14-year-old Caucasian girl who has cognitive limitations and emotional delays.