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

Press Release Oct 26, 2020

Dave Thomas Foundation Names Ryan One of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly WorkplacesDALLAS (Oct. 26, 2020) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, has been named one of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by the Dave Thomas Foundation. This prestigious award recognizes organizations that strive to make adoption a supported option for every working parent.

This year, the list compares more than just financial reimbursement and paid leave offered to parents who adopt, adding the percentage of employees eligible for adoption benefits as a third category when considering each organization’s score. 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, and our organization believes in the vision of the Dave Thomas Foundation that every child should have a permanent home and loving family,” said Ryan Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan. “As a result, our adoption-friendly work benefits were implemented to support our associates who choose the caring path of adopting a child.”

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.

To view the complete 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for 2020 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


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