Amanda Duvall was recognized as the 2018 Leslie Amend Award winner (Fort Worth Area GFA Volunteer of the Year) at the Gladney Center Board Meeting dinner last night.
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart." -Elizabeth Andrew
With 62.6 million volunteers working 7.8 billion hours in America, Gladney is thankful for each and everyone of the men, women, and children who chose to share their hearts volunteering for Gladney.
Topics: Volunteer Opportunity
Read the latest information about Gladney's China and Taiwan's adoption program in April's Gladney Newsletter.
One of the many adoption services that Gladney provides to our clients is pre adoption education through Pathways Training. Pathways is a two-day training program offered several times each year.
Child Abuse Prevention
Six local social service agencies are hosting a collaborative event aimed at increasing awareness of child maltreatment during Child Abuse Prevention Month on April 4. For the Sake of the Children is a joint effort of ACH Child and Family Services, Alliance For Children, CASA of Tarrant County, Gladney Center for Adoption, Lena Pope and The Parenting Center. A panel discussion featuring the chief executive from each organization will explore how each agency and the community can work together to prevent child abuse. It will be followed by a networking hour. The event is an informative kickoff to Child Abuse Prevention Month, offering ways for the community to get involved.
According to the latest report published by the U.S. Department of State, International Adoptions continue to decline to the U.S., with another drop reported for 2017. Since the peak in 2004, we have seen an 80% decline in international adoptions to the U.S.
Our Adoption Story
This dream has been 6 years in the making. I don't regret our struggle because as a couple it made us more honest, our faith grew significantly, and it gave such an amazing opportunity to experience the love and compassion of other people. But mostly I don't regret it because without that experience we wouldn't have the child that God always meant for us to have.
Topics: Adoption Stories
Read the latest information about Gladney's China and Taiwan's adoption program in March's Gladney Newsletter.
Yesterday, The Federalist published an article regarding the State Department making international adoption rarer and more expensive than ever to consolidate government control over private agencies. Please read "Bucking Trump Deregulation Agenda, State Department Chokes International Adoption".
If you are thinking about becoming a foster family or adopting a child from the Texas State Foster System, you will need to attend an information meeting in your area where you can discuss the scope and requirements of being a foster or adoptive parent.