N.H. firms on adoption-friendly list

Two New Hampshire-based companies have been named among the most adoption-friendly workplaces in America.

Footwear and apparel maker The Timberland Company of Stratham was rannked third on the list of 100 companies, and Hanover-based Hypertherm Inc. was ranked 86th.

Topping the list was Citizens Financial Group, the bank holding company that operates Citizens Bank of New Hampshire among a 13-state bank network.

The list of the nation’s top 100 adoption-friendly workplaces was compiled by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Tibmerland offers up to $12,200 to employees in financial assistance for adoption and up to two weeks of paid leave for employees who are adopting a child.

Hypertherm offers up to one week’s paid leave and $5,000 in financial assistance.

Citizens’ adoption assistance program offers employees up to $20,960 in support — the most of any company on the list — and with one week of paid leave. – JEFF FEINGOLD

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