Facebook live presentation on Thursday, April 15th!If you want to learn more about Kelsey, don't forget to tune in for our
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.
We are very excited to introduce Aaron! Aaron is a sweet 9-year-old who describes himself as gentle and energetic. Facebook live presentation of him on Thursday, April 13th!If you want to learn more, don't forget to tune in for our
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!