Apex Benefits has been named an Adoption Advocate for its employee adoption benefits by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Apex was ranked eighth in the nation in the small employer category for organizations that offer the best financial reimbursement policies.
Apex offers employees $5,000 to help cover application fees, a home study, legal matters and court fees for each adopted child. The benefit is granted to employees upon placement of an adopted child instead of finalization of adoption because of the time it could take for an adoption to be finalized.
“Adoption is expensive, and Apex wants to help lift the financial burden for our employees and their families who are willing to open their hearts and homes for adoption. We encourage more employers to explore this benefit and provide this special offering to their employees,” stated Vice President of Administration Stephanie DiBlasio.
“This benefit is more than just financial assistance. As a company, our culture has always been one of serving far beyond the workplace. This breaks down the barriers to do just that,” stated Director of Population Health Sarah Michaels.
Michaels is very familiar with fostering children and the adoption process. “Working at Apex has allowed me the opportunity to open up my home to over 30 foster children. There’s something so special when you feel, not only financially supported, but also emotionally supported to be the best caregiver, parent and person you can be.”
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About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
In 1992, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) became the only public nonprofit charity in the U.S. that is focused solely on foster care. DTFA works with child welfare advocates and policymakers, provides free resources about foster care adoption and raise awareness through campaigns and events. Since 2007, DTFA has honored organizations that strive to make adoption a supported option for every working parent through the Adoption-Friendly Workplace program. For more information visit https://www.davethomasfoundation.org/.