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Many employers provide their employees with adoption benefits, such as paid leave, unpaid leave, or adoption reimbursements. The following article explains the basics of employer adoption benefits.

Adoption Benefits: Employers as Partners in Family Building

The following table shows adoption benefits offered by many employers.

Employer Some > $4,000 for single, sibling or special needs Paid Leave Unpaid Leave (+ FMLA) Resource & Referral
AARP x x x
ABB CE Nuclear Power x x x x
A&B Hawaii x
Abbott Laboratories x x x
Advanta Corporation x x
Advocate Health Care x x
Aetna, Inc. x x x
Aetna Life & Casualty x x x
Ag Processing x x
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. x x
Allegiance Corporation x x
Allstate Insurance Company x x x x
American Express x x
American Home Products Corporation x x
American International Group x x
American Management Systems x x x x
American Ref-fuel Company x x
Ameritech Corp. x x
Amgen, Inc. x x x x
Amoco Corp x x
Apex Management Group, The x
Applied Communications, Inc. x x
Arco Chemical Co. x
Arthur Anderson LLP x x x x
Arthur O. Little, Inc. x
Ashland, Inc. x x
ASTRA Merck, Inc. x x x
Avon Products, Inc. x x x
A.W. Restaurants, Inc. x x
AT&T x x x
Autodesk, Inc. x x x
Bank of America x x x x
Bank One x x
Baptist Health Systems of South Florida x x
Barnett Banks x x
Basic American Foods x x
Baxter Healthcare x x
Bayfront-St. Anthony's Health Care x
BDM International, Inc. x
BE&K Engineering and Construction x
Bell Atlantic x x x x
Bell South Corporation x x x
Beneficial Corp. x x
Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. x x x
Bergen Brunswig Corporation x x
Best Foods x
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center x
Black Entertainment Television Holdings, Inc. x
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts x x
Bon Secours Richmond Health System x
Book of The Month Club, Inc. x x
Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc. x x
Borden, Inc. x x
Boston Scientific Corp. x x
Brentwood Services, Inc. x x x
Bristol-Myers Squibb x x
Bryn Mawr Rehab x x
Builders Square x x
Bureau of National Affairs, The x
Calvert Group, LTD x x x x
Calvin College x x
Campbell Soup Company x x
Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. x
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital x x
Ceridian Corporation x x
Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. x x x x
Chase Manhattan Corp. x x x x
Chester County Hospital, The x
Chevron Corporation x x x x
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) x x
Chrysler Corporation x x x
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, The x x
CIGNA Corporation x x x
Cinergy x x x
CIT Group Inc., The x x x
Citizens Bank x x x
City of Plano, TX x x
City of Richardson, TX x x
CMP Publications x x x x
Coach Leatherware x x
Coca-Cola Company, The x x x
Colgate-Palmolive Company x x
Columbia/HCA x
Comerica Incorporated x x
Computer Horizons Corp. x
ComputerWorld, Inc. x x
Conde Nast Publications, Inc. x x
Consolidated Edison of NY x x
Consolidated Rail Corporation x x x
Control Data Systems, Inc. x x
Coopers & Lybrand x x x
Coors Brewing Company x
Corning Incorporated x x x
Cranston Print Works x
Crozer-Chester Medical Center x x
CSC Consulting & Systems Integration x x x
CVS x x
Cytec Industries Inc. x
DaimlerChrysler Corp. x x x
Dakota State University x
Dartmouth College x
Data General Corp. x
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption x x x
Dayton Hudson Corp x
DDB Needham Worldwide (Chicago Division) x x x
Deere & Company x
Deloitte & Touche x x x x
Delta Air Lines x x
Delta Dental of Pennsylvania x
Deutsche Bank x x x x
Dial Corporation x x
The Walt Disney Company x
Dispatch Printing Company, The x x
Dominion Energy x x
Domino's Pizza x x x
Donnelly Corporation x
Dow Chemical Company, The x x x
Duke Power x x
DuPage County, IL x x
DuPont x x x x
DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company x x x
Duquesne Light Company x
Eastman Chemical x
Eastman Kodak Co. x x x
Eaton Corporation x
ECS Companies, The x
Eddie Bauer x x x
EDS x x
Elf Atochem North America, Inc. x
Elk Promotions, Inc. x
Elmhurst College x
EMC Corporation x x x
Ernst & Young x x x x
Eisenberg, Alan D., Attorney x x x x
Fannie Mae x x x x
Ferris, Baker, Watts, Inc. x x
Fidelity Investments x x x x
First Bank Systems x
First Chicago NBD Corporation x x
First Tennessee Bank x
First Union Corporation x x
Flagstar Companies x x
Fleet Financial Group x x x x
FMC Corporation x x x
Ford Motor Co. x x
Forman Distributing of Virginia x
Frankford Hospital x
Freddie Mac x x x
Frito-Lay x x x
Gallup Organization, The x x
Gannett Company, Inc. x x
The GAP Inc. x x
Gateway 2000 x
Genentech, Inc. x x x
General Accident Insurance x x x
General Electric Co. x x
General Mills, Inc. x
General Motors Corporation x x
General Motors/Saturn Corp. x x x
Glaxo Wellcome, Inc. x x x
Glen Cove School District x
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., The x
Gorden Flesch Company, Inc. x
Grant Riverside Methodist Hospital x x
GTE Corp. x x
GTE Telephone Operations x x
GTech Corporation x
G.T. Water Products, Inc. x x
Gymboree Corp x x
Hallmark Cards, Inc. x x
Hanna Anderson x x
Harcourt General, Inc. x x
Harris Bank x x
Harvard University x x x x
Hasbro, Inc. x x x x x
Hatfield Quality Meats x x
Hearst Corporation, The x
Henkel Corp. x x
Hennepin Parks x
Hercules Inc. x x
Hewitt Associates x x x
Hewlett-Packard Company x x x
Hill, Holiday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Inc. x x
Hoechst Celanese Corporation x x x
Hoffmann-LaRoche x x x
Holt International Children's Services x
Home Box Office x x
Home Depot x x
Household International x x
Hughes Aircraft Company x
Hunt Manufacturing Co. x
IBM Corporation x x x x
Imation x x
Intermetrics x
International Brotherhood of Teamsters x
International Game Technology x x
Investors Fiduciary Trust Co. x x
ITT Hartford x x
JFK Medical Center x
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. x x
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company x x x
John Hopkins University x x
Johnson & Johnson x x x
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. x
Edward Jones x x x
Kellogg Foundation, W.K. x x
Kemper National Insurance Companies x
Kmart Corporation x x
KPMG Peat Marwick LLP x x x
Lancaster Laboratories, Inc. x x
Lehman Brothers, Inc. x
Leo Burnett U.S.A. x x
Lexmark International x x x
Licking Memorial Health System x
Life Technologies, Inc. x x x
Eli Lilly and Co. x x x x
Limited, Inc., The x x
Lincoln Financial Group x x x x
Little Caesar's x x
Little Rapids Corporation x
Loews Corporation x x
Loomis, Sayles & Company, LP x x x
Lotus Development Corp. x x x
LSI Logic Corporation x x x
LucasFilm Ltd. x
Lucent Technologies x x x
Maine General Health x
Marquette Bank, N.A./Pohlad Banking Group x x
Marquette Electronics, Inc. x
Marriott International, Inc. x
MassMutual x
Mattel, Inc. x x x
MBNA America Bank, NA x x x x x
McDonald's Corporation x x
Mentor Graphics x x x x
Mercedes-Benz of North America, Inc. x x x
Merck & Co, Inc. x
Mercy General Health Partners x
Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc. x x x x
Miami Herald, The x x
Microsoft, Inc. x x x x
Midamerican Energy Company x x
Millipore Corporation x x x x
Milton Hershey School x x x
3M (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing) x
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc. x x
Mobil Inc. x x
Monsanto Co. x x x x
Morgan, J.P. x x x x
Morrison & Foerster x x
Motorola x x x x
Mount Carmel Health System x
Musco Corp. x x x
Mutual of New York (MONY) x x
Mutual of Omaha Companies, Inc. x
Nabisco, Inc. x x
National Adoption Center x x x
National Futures Association x x x x
National Life of Vermont x x
NationsBank x x x
NCR Corporation x x x
NE Electric x
Nellie Mae, Inc. x
Nestle x x x x
Neuville Industries, Inc. x
Newly Weds Foods, Inc. x x x x
New York Life Insurance Company x x x
Nike, Inc. x x
Nordstrom x x
Northern States Power Company x
Northern Trust Corp. x x
Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. x x x
NYNEX x
OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.) x
Oracle Corporation x
Owens Corning x x x
Pacific Bell x x x
Pacific Gas & Electric x x
Partnership Group Inc., The x x
Patagonia, Inc. x x x x
Payless Cashways, Inc. x
Penn Virginia Corporation x
PepsiCo x x
The Perkin Elmer Corporation x x
Pfizer, Inc. x x x x
Phoenix Home Life Mutual Life Insurance Co. x x x x
Pillsbury Company, The x
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. x
Pitney Bowes x
PMA Group, The x
PNC Bank x
Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc. x x
PPG x
Press-Telegram x x
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP x x x x
Primavera Systems, Inc. x x
Principal Financial Group, The x
Procter and Gamble x x x
Providence Gas Company x x
Providence Hospital x x
Providence Journal Co. x
Prudential Insurance Company of America x x x x
Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) x x x x
Quad/Graphics x x x
Qualcomm, Inc. x
QuickTrip Corp. x x x x
Ravenswood Health Care Corporation x x x
Reader's Digest Assoc., Inc. x x
Red Wing Shoe Company x
Resort Condominiums International, Inc. (RCI) x x
Rex Healthcare x x x
Rhone-Poulenc, Inc. x x
Ridgeview, Inc. x x
Rockwell International x x
Roger Williams University x
Rohm and Haas Company x x
RSL x
Ryder System, Inc. x
St. Mary's Medical Center (MI) x
St. Mary's Medical Center (MN) x x
St. Paul Companies, The x x x
St. Petersburg Times x
St. Raphael Healthcare System (CT) x
Salomon Brothers Inc. x x
Sara Lee Corporation x x x x
SAS Institute x x x
SBC Communications, Inc. x x
Schering-Plough Corporation x x
Scripps Co., The E.W. x
SCT Corporation x
Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. x x x x
The Seattle Times Company x
Security Benefit Group x x
SEI Investments x x
Sensormatic Electronics Corp. x
Sequent Computer Systems, Inc. x x x x
ServiStar Corporation x x x
7-Eleven Stores/The Southland Corp. x
Shaw Industries x x
Shipley Company x x x
Silicon Graphics x x x
Simon & Shuster x x
Sisters of Charity Health Systems x x
Smith Barney x x x
Smith College x x
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceutical Co. x
SNET x x x
Southwest Airlines x x
Spiegel, Inc. x x
Sprint x
Stanford University x x
Stanley Works, The x x
Star Lumber & Supply Co., Inc. x
State Farm Insurance x x x
State of Montana x
State of New York x
State of North Dakota x x
State of Pennsylvania x
State of North Carolina x x x
State of Utah x
State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio x x
Storage Technology Corporation x
The Stride Rite Corp x x x x
Subaru of America x x
Sun Microsystems, Inc. x x
SunTrust Bank, Inc. x x
Superior Coffee and Foods x x x
Supervalu, Inc. x
Tandem Computers, Inc. x x x x
Target Stores x x
Tenet Healthcare Corporation x x
Texaco, Inc. x x
Texas Instruments x x x
TIAA-CREF x
Tom's of Maine, Inc. x x
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. x x x
Trans-Financial x x
Triconex Corporation x x x
TRW, Inc. x x x
Unisys x
United Parcel Service x x
United States Surgical Corporation x x
United Technologies x x
Universal Studios, Inc. x x x x
University of Oklahoma x
University of South Carolina x x x x
University of Wyoming x
Upjohn Company, The x x
USAA x x x
U S West, Inc. x x x
Valassis Communications, Inc. x x x x
Vanguard Group Inc., The x x x
Viacom x x
Victory Memorial Hospital x
VLSI Technology x x
Voucher Corporation, The x x
Wal-Mart Corporation x x
Warner-Lambert Company x x x
Watson Wyatt Worldwide x x
Wells Fargo Bank x
Wendy's International, Inc. x x x
Roy F. Weston, Inc. x x
Weyerhaeuser x x
Whirlpool Corporation x x
Women & Infants Hospital x
Woodman of the World Life Insurance x
WFD, Inc. x x x
World Financial Properties. x
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. x x x
Wyeth-Ayerst x
Xerox Corporation x x
Zeneca, Inc. x
This information was provided by the National Adoption Center.
The FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act of 1993) gives an employee the right to take a leave of absence for family and medical reasons. It requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide 12 weeks of unpaid leave and a continuation of benefits without jeopardizing employment.

Credits: Child Welfare Information Gateway (http://www.childwelfare.gov)

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C - 2 months ago
I do t understand what the chart is saying the employer's benefits actually are. I see "x"s but not sure what they mean. #1
Julie - 1 month ago
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Agreed! Help! What are the "x" for? #2
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