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.
Matthew enjoys playing video games and playing outside.
Luis is an energetic 15-year-old Latino teen who is coming out of his shell and is so ready to join a permanent family.
Kayanna is an active, friendly and good-humored 12-year-old African-American girl of Cape Verdean heritage.
Chris is a creative 14-year-old boy of Caucasian and Hispanic descent.
Donnie, 6, is a lovable, affectionate Caucasian youngster who is happy, smiley, and has a wonderful sense of humor.
Kwin is a very pleasant and enjoyable 16-year-old boy of Native American descent who is legally free for adoption.
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.