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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.



Nicole dreams of one day becoming a successful zoologist or veterinarian, but for now she is looking forward to trying out to be a cheerleader at her high school.

Currently in 10th grade, Nicole is excelling in all of her classes and is always on the honor roll. What she enjoys most about school is the excitement of being exposed to new things. Her favorite class is English. Nicole’s generous spirit makes it easy for her to get along well with both her peers and teachers. She also enjoys art class where she has the chance to paint and draw. Right before heading to school, Nicole likes to cook up some delicious breakfast to start her day. She is a pro at making scrambled eggs, pancakes and French toast.

Nicole would love nothing more than a loving and happy family who will treat her as one of their own. Will you be that family?

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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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