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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.



Doris,16, is an inquisitive teenager who is not afraid to ask questions. At this exciting time in her life, Doris is learning everything she can about her Cuban heritage.

Excelling at school, Doris’ favorite subject is English. Although she enjoys spending time with her friends, Doris is focused on her future. She hopes to translate her skill for asking the right questions into a career as a judge or be able to use her love for animals to become a veterinarian.

Doris has a lifetime of learning and milestones to experience. She wants a loving family to guide her and be part of her journeys. She describes her forever family as “loyal, loving, and will not give up on her.” She hopes to remain in the New York City area to maintain contact with her brother.

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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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