With the majority of children entering the Foster Care System before the age of 2 years old there is a great need for foster parents, adoptive parents, teachers, clinicians and medical providers to have tools and resources. Recently I read a harrowing statistic that in the state of Texas there were 4,310 children removed from their parents before or at the age of one years old. Helping the tiniest of our people understand their story, hurt and incorporate emotional and physical wellness should be all of our priority. Recently Sesame Street announced that they were releasing a new resource connection for children who are or have been in foster care and the adults in their lives.
How Does This Work?
Over 3,000 children wait in China for adoptive families – but who will become your son or daughter?
When you close your eyes, perhaps you have a vivid picture of who your child may be - a female or male child; a toddler, preschool, or school aged child. Let’s explore the process that leads you from a ‘thought’ about who your child may be to successfully matching with your child!
Have you ever had a friend ask you questions about how adoption works or what type of programs Gladney offers? In the recent reFRAMED Podcast, two Gladney Team Members answer our listeners' adoption questions. This is a great episode to share with friends, family, and your social network. Just click one of the share buttons on the top of this post ... it's that easy!
We met Kaelan for the first time when we were in Taiwan last month. He just turned 5 and is a quiet little guy who takes time to warm up in new environments. He was quiet when he first came into the room, but was giggling and smiling by the time he left.