Meet Kelsey, a Superkid

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/14/21 9:35 AM

Our Superkids team previously met Kelsey in 2019 and had the chance to meet with her again over Zoom this month.   If you want to learn more about Kelsey, don't forget to tune in for our Facebook live presentation on Thursday, April 15th!

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption, Waiting Children, Waiting Child

“I’m so sorry, I had no idea”

Posted by Ivy Byun, PhD, LPC on 4/13/21 1:45 PM

It has been quiet. I am an adoption professional, a professor, an owner of a professional frisbee team, a wife of a neonatologist, and a mother of three boys, so I am generally too busy to notice the quiet. But when I pause, the silence is deafening.

The silence reinforces what we as Asian Americans are taught to do--keep our heads down, work hard, assimilate. There is a particular problem of silence in acknowledging and addressing race when it comes to the Asian American community. Some of it has to do with the model minority myth or the perpetual foreigner stereotype. We have been conditioned to stay silent and accept silence from others because silence is a relief from hostility.

Though my culture teaches me to suppress feelings and to avoid making people uncomfortable, my profession is about leaning into discomfort and talking about feelings.

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Meet Aaron, a Superkid

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/12/21 4:13 PM

We are very excited to introduce Aaron! Aaron is a sweet 9-year-old who describes himself as gentle and energetic.  If you want to learn more, don't forget to tune in for our Facebook live presentation of him on Thursday, April 13th!

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption, Waiting Children, Waiting Child

Meet the Little Heroes We Are Advocating For

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/8/21 10:02 AM
 
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Topics: Superkids, Waiting Children

Meet Kole, a Superkid

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/7/21 2:12 PM

We are so excited to introduce Kole! Kole is an adorable 2 and a half-year-old boy who we recently had the pleasure of meeting during our virtual Superkids trip. If you want to learn more, don't forget to tune in for our Facebook live presentation of him on Thursday, April 8th!

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption, Waiting Children, Waiting Child

reFRAMED Bonus: Continuing the Conversation with Ebony Mack, MSW

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 4/6/21 6:15 AM

Gladney University recently had the honor of presenting Bridging the Gap: Strengthening Competencies of Transracial Adoptive Parents. We enjoyed the training so much that we just had to continue the conversation.

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Topics: reFRAMED Podcast, Transracial Adoption

Thank You For Thinking Of Gladney

Posted by Lisa Schuessler on 3/29/21 12:15 PM

You prepared us. As we reflect on the unexpected events, challenges, and lessons of the past year, we can clearly see how you and other Gladney Friends like you equipped us. Your support provides our staff with the tools they need to serve expectant mothers, adult adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, and family members well. From technology and training to office supplies and transportation, we have what we need—to stay connected to each other, meet our clients’ needs, and continue fulfilling our mission of Creating Bright Futures Through Adoption—because of you. You sustain us. 

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Topics: Support, Development

Gladney Home Sensory Spaces

Posted by Heather Rogers, MA, LPC on 3/29/21 8:15 AM

In 2019 Gladney opened our Gladney Home Residential program for teenage girls currently in foster care.  One of the things that we really desired for the Home was a Sensory Room for the girls where they would be able to have their sensory needs met and engage in sensory rich experiences.  We know the importance and impact that sensory integration can have for youth, especially youth that have experienced trauma.  In 2021, we are excited that we have been able to make the dream of our sensory spaces a reality!  Thanks to the generosity of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation as well as being able to partner with Stacy’s Sensory Solutions we have created 2 rooms for our girls in the Home to use. 

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Topics: Gladney Home, Sensory Integration

Alyssa {Taiwan} Joins Virtual Superkids

Posted by Superkids Team on 3/22/21 5:30 PM

Alyssa joined our most recent virtual Superkids trip and we are very excited to announce that we have much more information to share with you! Don't forget to tune in for our Facebook live presentation of her on Tuesday, March 23! 


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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption, Waiting Children, Waiting Child

Axl {Taiwan} Joins Virtual Superkids

Posted by Superkids Team on 3/17/21 9:04 AM

Axl joined our most recent virtual Superkids trip and we are very excited to announce that we have much more information to share with you! Don't forget to tune in for our Facebook live presentation of Axl on Thursday, March 18! 

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption, Waiting Children, Waiting Child

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