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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.

Fatoumata and Zaidy

Fatoumata and Zaidy

Fatoumata and Zaidy are two siblings who have a lot in common, who both want to find loving parents.

Fatoumata, 12, has a keen eye for fashion and wants to channel this talent by becoming a fashion designer. This lover of the arts is also currently learning how to play the guitar. Although shy at first, Fatoumata is eager to engage in conversation. She enjoys most of her subjects in school and loves gym class. Her ideal family will be there for her when she comes home from school and help her with her homework. For Fatoumata, her forever family would not be complete without her little brother Zaidy being with her.

Passionate just like his sister, Zaidy, 11, constantly talks about robots and machines. Zaidy is an easy-going boy who is very curious about the world. It comes as no surprise that this self-described future scientist’s favorite must-have items are Legos, video games, and toy cars. In school, he is able to complete his work and interacts well with his classmates. He is very attached to his older sister and sees her as a protector.

With bounds of love to share, this dynamic duo is looking for a family to call their own. Ideally the family that comes forward will be one who can embrace both children with unconditional love, patience, and provide a structured environment.

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

Learn more and inquire about Zaidy (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

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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