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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.

Maleek and Quentin

Maleek and Quentin

Meet two brothers who share not only a love for basketball, but a dream of finding a forever family.

Maleek is a sweet child who appears to be shy at first, but once he gets comfortable his personality begins to shine through. A few activities he enjoys most includes playing basketball, video games, and carnival rides. This soon- to- be 6th grader’s favorite subject in school is math. Malik loves macaroni and cheese and knows how to make pancakes. He roots for the Knicks and plans on becoming a basketball player when he grows up.

Quentin, a soon-to-be 8th grader, has an affinity for reading. When his head is not in the books, he likes to watch cartoons and play video games. Like his younger brother, he too, enjoys playing basketball. Quentin isn’t sure what he wants to be when he grows up, but having a strong role model to help him navigate and develop future career goals will be beneficial.

Both brothers feed off of each other’s energy and are extremely close. An ideal family is one that will give them continuous support and unconditional love. Most importantly, they would like to live together.

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

Learn more and inquire about Quentin (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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