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MetLife Recognized as One of America’s Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that, for the 14th year in a row, it has earned a spot on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s annual list of America’s Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces. MetLife has been recognized for its employee adoption benefits, parental leave policies, and flexible work culture.

“MetLife recognizes the tremendous mental and financial commitments that parents make during and after an adoption,” said MetLife Vice President of Global Health, Welfare and Retirement Benefits Tom Ferraro. “We are proud to offer our families much-needed adoption benefits, which help alleviate some of the pressures that come along with this monumental process.”

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption partnered with RTI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute, to survey U.S. employers and rank the top 100 based on three adoption policy criteria: financial reimbursement, paid leave, and the percentage of employees eligible for those benefits.

In addition to reimbursing eligible adoption expenses, MetLife provides adoptive parents with the same benefits provided to all working families at the company, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements, such as compressed work weeks, part-time work week, job-sharing, flextime, virtual work, and telecommuting.
  • Back-up childcare for up to 15 days per child per year when regular care is unavailable, along with up to 10 percent in full-time childcare discounts.
  • Counseling, concierge services, research and referrals, employee discounts, seminars, and self-assessments.
  • A wellness program that provides resources and support in the areas of coping, balance, body, relationships, finances, and resilience.
  • A collection of back-to-school resources for parents and caregivers to use as they work through the start of the new academic year.

For more information on MetLife’s commitment to inclusive workforce programs, visit

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 markets globally and holds leading positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit

MetLife has been recognized as one of America's "Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces" for the 14th consecutive year.


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