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.
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.
Evan, Dylan and James are brothers of African American and Caucasian descent who hope to be adopted together.
Isaigh is a friendly, engaging and creative 15-year-old boy of Caucasian, African American and Hispanic descent.
Kailee is a friendly, vibrant 9-year-old girl of Asian heritage who describes herself as kind and loving.
Maleki,8, is a sweet little boy of African American descent who loves to laugh.
The Jack and Marci Williams Endowment for Wednesday’s Child has just given another $420,000 in grants to help find homes for special needs children.
Isaiah is a lovable and engaging 10-year-old boy of African American and Caucasian descent who is small in stature.
Abegayle, 14, is a Caucasian teenager who is typical in many respects; she is sociable, likes fashion, and has many friends.
Stephen is a happy, playful Caucasian boy who is seeking an adoptive family who can spend quality time with him.