STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EnergyCAP has been recognized as a "Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace" by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. EnergyCAP was honored for offering a $5,000 grant per adopted child plus two weeks of paid leave for employees who are adopting.
Chris Heinz, EnergyCAP's Vice President of Marketing, benefited twice from the Adoption Fund, when he and his wife adopted two boys from the Philippines in 2009 and 2013. "Adoption can create a lot of anxiety," Heinz said. "But knowing that EnergyCAP was taking care of some of the costs plus giving flexibility in my time, removed some of the stress."
Other EnergyCAP employees are in various stages of adoption including waiting for their child and offering foster care.
Since 2008, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has compiled an annual list of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces to honor employers who offer the best adoption benefits in the U.S. The rankings, compiled from an annual survey of U.S. employers, are determined by an analysis of each company's adoption benefits, including the maximum financial reimbursement and the amount of paid leave provided for employees who adopt.
"We are incredibly excited and grateful to see a growing number of employers across the country provide adoption benefits for employees," said Rita Soronen, President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. "Adoption, and in particular adoption from foster care, is an important and increasingly common path to parenthood; we commend all of the employers across the country who recognize the importance of providing benefits to employees looking to expand their families through adoption."
The eighth annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list also helps increase foster care adoption awareness while celebrating businesses that support adoptive families. There are more than 100,000 children in the U.S. foster care system waiting to be adopted. Every year, more than 20,000 children in foster care turn 18 and age out of the system without families. To view the full list, visit adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org.
About EnergyCAP, Inc.
EnergyCAP is America's #1 utility bill management software. Since 1982, EnergyCAP has helped government, education, and commercial organizations to get value from their utility bills. Clients have used EnergyCAP to track energy and greenhouse gas data, target reduction goals, benchmark buildings, submit to ENERGY STAR, measure and verify energy savings, streamline utility bill processing and auditing, create budgets and forecasts, and much more. EnergyCAP, Inc. is a multiple ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and provides implementation, training, bill process, and support services. The website is www.EnergyCAP.com.
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 134,000 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 www.davethomasfoundation.org, call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.
CONTACT: Chris Heinz VP of Marketing EnergyCAP, Inc. 877.327.3702 x24