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Ryan Named One of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by Dave Thomas Foundation

Press Release Oct 22, 2018

DALLAS (Oct. 22, 2018)Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, has been named to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list. This prestigious award recognizes companies that exhibit family values by supporting employees with generous 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. The premier organizations are recognized for leading the charge to provide better adoption benefits in the workplace. Together, they represent a diverse group of companies across 22 industries.

“The adoption of a child brings unique financial challenges. I discovered this firsthand through one of our employees who was preparing to adopt two children from another country,” said G. Brint Ryan, chairman and CEO of Ryan. “His journey inspired us, knowing there were other Ryan employees and families experiencing this. As a result, our adoption-friendly work benefits were implemented to support our associates who choose the caring path of adopting a child into their loving family environment.”

To support and encourage employees who choose to grow their families through adoption, Ryan provides up to $5,000 in reimbursement for qualified expenses in connection with the final adoption of every child. The Firm also provides eight weeks of paid leave for employees who adopt children.

“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 well-being,” said Rita Soronen, president and 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.”

To view the complete 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for 2018 and find other adoption resources for employers, visit

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

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


Melodie Elliott
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