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"It gives me great satisfaction to shed light on the issue of these precious waiting children. When I share about the Wednesday's Child program with the average Oregonian they are stunned to learn about kids in care. The awareness Wednesday's Child brings can never be discounted."

—Jeff Gianola, KOIN Channel 6, Portland
Angel in Adoption 2013
Adoption Exchange Association,
Wednesday’s Child Video Winner 2017


Every adoptive family and each adopted child brings with them an inspiring story of hope and courage. For nearly thirty years, Jeff Gianola has featured children waiting for adoptive homes and the families who adopt them on the evening news. He and his wife Shannon generously support making Wednesday’s Child filmings special for these deserving children. The compelling videos inspire families and the general public to learn more about foster care adoption. Best of all, children tell us they remember their Wednesday's Child experiences forever...

View heartbreaking waiting child videos and uplifting family successes at KOIN’s Wednesday’s Child. We thank these families and children for sharing their stories.

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