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Wednesday's Child

Wednesday's Child is a part of the Dave Thomas Foundation's national campaign to increase adoptions of children in foster care. Each Wednesday (and again on Sunday mornings), a child in foster care who is waiting for a loving, adoptive home is profiled during the evening news on WNBC 4.



Brieanna, age 20, is a published author who enjoys writing poetry and cooking. She loves to make a variety of pasta and tacos. When Brieanna isn’t in the kitchen learning new recipes, you can find her listening to music that captures her feelings. She also enjoys watching football and basketball.

With an optimistic outlook, Brieanna is a peacemaker and gets along well with everyone. She is positive no matter what the circumstances are. Brieanna has dreams of becoming a spoken word artist and a chef. She plans on owning a restaurant one day and is interested in attending culinary school. Brieanna has many more milestones she wants to share with a forever family.

An ideal family for Brieanna is one that is LGBT-affirming and will be committed to guiding her into adulthood with open arms and love.

Learn more and inquire about Brieanna (page will open in a new window)

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Wednesday's Child TV Schedule

Wednesdays between 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Sundays between 6:00-7:00 a.m.

About Wednesday's Child

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Wednesday's Child is hosted by NBC meteorologist Janice Huff, who encourages viewers to call the ACS Parent Recruitment Hotline at 212-676-WISH to learn more about the adoption process.

Wednesday’s Child is an award-winning program began in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in 1992 which features children who are waiting in foster care to be adopted and success stories of families who have adopted from foster care. Because of its phenomenal success, the program was expanded to other cities around the country. In April 1999 Wednesday's Child started in New York City as a collaboration between WNBC 4 and Freddie Mac Foundation. Since January 1, 2014 the Dave Thomas Foundation has sponsored Wednesday’s Child. For more information, visit the Dave Thomas Foundation website at

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