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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.

Wednesday's Child: Dakota and Hunter (Photo from MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: Dakota and Hunter

Dakota and Hunter are likeable siblings in need of a family that can keep up with two active boys.


14-year-old Devin. (Credit: MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 14-Year-Old Devin

Devin is an easy-going, active adolescent with a winning smile.


9-year-old Kody is up for adoption. (Credit: MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 9-Year-Old Kody

Kody is a jovial 9-year-old Latino and Caucasian boy always with a ready smile and an interest in what’s going on around him. He enjoys interacting with people, likes to laugh and blow kisses.


Gary with his new family. (Credit: MARE)

Wednesday’s Child Success Story: Gary

Joseph and Jennifer first learned of Gary when they saw his Wednesday’s Child segment on September 15, 2010.


Wednesday's Child: Nizia

Wednesday’s Child: 14-Year-Old Nizia

Nizia is a bright and friendly African-American boy who always has a smile for everyone he meets.


15-year-old Tyler. (Credit: MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 15-Year-Old Tyler

Tyler is a quiet, likeable and engaging 15-year-old young man of Caucasian and Hispanic descent who likes to stay active outdoors.


Wednesday's Child: 13-year-old Veronica

Wednesday’s Chlid: 13-Year-Old Veronica

Veronica, 13, is a sweet girl of Hispanic descent who can be very talkative and sociable once she is comfortable with someone.


8-year-old Lanaisha (Credit: MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 8-Year-Old Lanaisha

Lanaisha, 8, is an outgoing, articulate African-American girl who makes friends easily.


13-year-old Michael. (Credit: MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 13-Year-Old Michael

Michael is a friendly and engaging 13-year-old Caucasian boy who is legally free for adoption.



Wednesday’s Child: 14-Year-Old Seth

Seth is a bright, complex and charismatic 14-year-old Caucasian boy who could have a bright future ahead.