For the ninth year in a row, The Ohio State University is recognized by the Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation on their 2015 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List. Ohio State has been named fourth in the nation on the education industry list and fifth overall in Ohio for their adoption benefits.
The Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding families for foster kids in America. Ohio State has been named to the list for offering generous financial reimbursement and paid leave time for its employees who choose to adopt.
At Ohio State, employees who adopt are offered up to three work weeks of time off (120 hours, based on an appointment of 100% FTE) for adoptive parent(s) to nurture their newly adoptive child. Ohio State also provides financial reimbursement of up to $5,000. In addition to parental leave, adoptive parents can take paid leave based on their vacation balances for the full period of FML entitlement for bonding, which is 12 weeks.
Ohio State has implemented policies and benefits to meet the needs of their employees who wish to adopt. It is important for people to see adoption as an opportunity and not to be compromised by not having the appropriate benefits.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption honors employers who offer the best adoption benefits in America and works to make adoption a supported option for every working parent. Every year, The Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation honors the top workplaces who hold these same beliefs through their combination of financial assistance and paid leave for adoptive parents. Ohio State has been honored by the foundation every year since Best Workplace list began.
Learn more about Ohio State’s adoption assistance program and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption or read the full announcement on the foundation’s website.