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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.

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Wednesday’s Child: 15-Year-Old Isaigh

Isaigh is a friendly, engaging and creative 15-year-old boy of Caucasian, African American and Hispanic descent.


Wednesday’s Child: 9-year-old Kailee

Wednesday’s Child: 9-Year-Old Kailee

Kailee is a friendly, vibrant 9-year-old girl of Asian heritage who describes herself as kind and loving.


Maleki (Credit: MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 8-Year-Old Maleki

Maleki,8, is a sweet little boy of African American descent who loves to laugh.


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Jack & Marci Williams Endowment Gives $420,000 For Special Needs Adoption

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 this week's Wednesday's Child. (MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 10-Year-Old Isaiah

Isaiah is a lovable and engaging 10-year-old boy of African American and Caucasian descent who is small in stature.


14-year-old Abby.

Wednesday’s Child: 14-Year-Old Abegayle

Abegayle, 14, is a Caucasian teenager who is typical in many respects; she is sociable, likes fashion, and has many friends.


Wednesday's Child: 9-year-old Stephen

Wednesday’s Child: 9-Year-Old Stephen

Stephen is a happy, playful Caucasian boy who is seeking an adoptive family who can spend quality time with him.


Wednesday's Child: 9-Year-Old Averic. (Photo courtesy: MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 9-Year-Old Averic

Averic is a 9-year-old African-American boy who cares about his appearance and likes looking his best.


12-year-old Zach (Credit: MARE)

Wednesday’s Child: 12-Year-Old Zachary

Zachary or Zach is a 12-year-old Caucasian boy who enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, riding his bicycle, playing video games and watching movies.


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.