Bill Porter, M.Ed.

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Bill Porter Reflects on His Time in Taiwan

Posted by Bill Porter, M.Ed. on 12/17/19 2:07 PM
Regarding Asian culture, I am what my boys call a “Newbie”.  Growing up in Central America, I was heavily exposed to the Spanish/Latin culture, but not Asian.  So when I had a chance to travel to Taiwan to assist with Gladney’s Superkids program, I was a bit hesitant.  However, I decided to make the best of it and immerse myself both into the culture and the Gladney Super Kids program.  Gladney’s Superkids is a group of mental health and medical professionals who visit orphanages in Taiwan in an effort to help learn more about children who could potentially be matched for international adoption.  What a wonderful opportunity, to learn and enjoy a new culture, while also serving children who are in need of a loving and caring family.
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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan

Addressing The Orphan & Foster Care Crisis

Posted by Bill Porter, M.Ed. on 5/28/18 2:00 AM

CAFO Summit

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Christian Alliance for Children (CAFO) Summit in Frisco, Texas.  While I was there, it was great to see the Christian churches’ response to the problem of child welfare around the world. 

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Topics: New Beginnings, Foster Care System, Intercountry Adoption

Colombian Child Adoption Advocates Receive Training

Posted by Bill Porter, M.Ed. on 10/11/17 4:53 PM

Sometimes in your life you find yourself doing something that you never imagined.  Last week was one of those times for me.  It all started a few months ago when Frank Garrott, CEO of Gladney, told me he wanted me to conduct a training in Bogota, Colombia for the National Colombian Adoption Unit.  Before I could respond, he let me know that he had already promised the training to the officials and to go ahead and buy my ticket. 

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Topics: Colombia Adoption

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