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.
Joseph and Jennifer first learned of Gary when they saw his Wednesday’s Child segment on September 15, 2010.
Nizia is a bright and friendly African-American boy who always has a smile for everyone he meets.
Tyler is a quiet, likeable and engaging 15-year-old young man of Caucasian and Hispanic descent who likes to stay active outdoors.
Veronica, 13, is a sweet girl of Hispanic descent who can be very talkative and sociable once she is comfortable with someone.
Lanaisha, 8, is an outgoing, articulate African-American girl who makes friends easily.
Michael is a friendly and engaging 13-year-old Caucasian boy who is legally free for adoption.
Seth is a bright, complex and charismatic 14-year-old Caucasian boy who could have a bright future ahead.
Emperis is a smart, engaging and personable African American young lady who is eager to please people around her.
In her spare time, 14-year-old Nicole enjoys movies, video games and cooking. She loves to sing and dance and would like to become a singer one day.
Jaelyn is a friendly 11-year-old Caucasian girl with a beaming smile. She enjoys many interests typical of her age group, such as shopping for new clothes and shoes whenever she can.