We are excited to introduce Jesse! Jesse was born in 2014 and is 8 years old.
We are excited to introduce brothers Jonah and Jonas! Jonah is 9.5 years old, and Jonas is 3 years old.
Natalie participated in our February 2022 Virtual Superkids trip. She was 2 1/2 years old during the visit. Natalie is a special girl who will require lifelong care by her adoptive parents.
Kellan is described as a lively, cuddly child. To view his original post, click here. Kellan was seen by virtual SuperKids in February 2022 and wow, he has developed into a happy kid, loving to learn new things and share his knowledge! Shy and reserved around the video camera, he was hesitant to sing for us but did hum the tunes of Paw Patrol while playing and interacting. Some of his favorite cartoons are Paw Patrol, Robocar Poli, Masha and the Bear and Shimajiro!
Nora will be turning 9 in August and I am so hopeful that she will have a family in process, ready to celebrate her double digit birthday in 2023! Over the past few months, our partner organizations in Taiwan worked with Gladney staff to complete a virtual Superkids trip since international travel as well as local travel within Taiwan was curtailed for pandemic safety measures. We learned some really neat things about Nora – and this was one of my favorites! “[Nora]shared that she dressed up as Santa on Christmas to help the school principal pass out candies to students. At that time, many classmates wanted certain colors of candies, and she was displeased because she thought having candies to eat is a very nice thing in itself already. She does [not] like them being picky. Yu-Han also shared that the way she likes to celebrate birthday is to share her cake with everyone. Anyone can join her celebration”
Kellet was seen as a part of virtual SuperKids in February 2022. Click here to read Kellet's previous post. Kellet recently turned 7! Kellet is in first grade and his favorite subject is Math! He is doing well in school and enjoys his friend group. His Taiwanese social worker shares that she is impressed by his patience and involvement with activities during their time together.
When Gladney started planning our trip to Orlando to volunteer at the 2022 Special Olympics, we didn't imagine we would have 28 people coming along, as well as others volunteering time to make this a special experience! Our VolunTEAM includes Gladney Families, Staff, Friends, and prior Gladney Superkids volunteers!
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up soon.
Join me as we introduce Judson! Judson was born in 2018 and is 3.5 years old.
One of Judson’s favorite activities is watching cartoons, especially Pokemon and Masha and the Bear! Judson also enjoy singing along to his favorite nursery rhymes when they are played on tv or sung by his caregivers. Judson LOVES to take a ride on a bus and frequently asks his foster mom to go on rides!