A growing number of employers offer benefits
to adoptive parents. In 1990, a survey by
Hewitt Associates found that only 12 percent of
employers surveyed offered some kind of adoption
benefits; by 2004, a Hewitt survey of 936 major
U.S. employers showed that the percentage had
grown to 39 percent, with an average maximum
reimbursement of $3,879 for adoption expenses.