Vetta Sports, in St. Louis, Missouri, was recognized #3 in their industry (Sports/ Recreation) as an Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, America’s only nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding homes for children in foster care.

St. Louis, Missouri — Vetta Sports was recently named to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2018 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list recognizing organizations with the most robust adoption benefit programs. The list compares financial reimbursement and paid leave offered to parents who adopt, based on surveys of organizations across the United States.

“Vetta Sports is honored to be once again named one of the nation's most ‘adoption friendly' employers by The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for the 10th consecutive year. As a family-owned company, Vetta Sports believes in the importance of a balanced work and family life. We are proud to support our exceptional employees whom have chosen the joy of adoption.”

More than 25 years ago, Dave Thomas led an initiative advocating for better adoption benefits in the workplace. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has carried that legacy forward through its signature Adoption-Friendly Workplace program and annual 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List. The 2018 list includes a diverse group of organizations, with six to nearly 500,000 employees, representing 22 industries.

“An increasing number of organizations are recognizing that providing adoption benefits is, in the words of Dave Thomas, ‘the right thing to do’ not only to grow stronger families, but also to build an organizational culture that promotes loyalty, productivity and employee wellbeing,” shared Rita Soronen, president & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. “I want to thank all the organizations on the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for helping to create brighter futures for children who need our help the most.”

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption also recognizes employers by size, industry, best leave and foster care benefits. View the complete 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for 2018 and other adoption resources for employers at adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org.

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About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national, nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 150,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.org.

Vetta Sports offers sports programs for kids and adults in a fun and safe environment. Vetta has been doing this since 1988, and simply put we Play Sports and Have Fun.

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