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Family Is Family Whether You're Blood Related Or Not

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 9/4/19 8:52 AM

A Gladney Adoption Story

“One morning, my caseworker was on the phone telling me there was a family who wanted to adopt me. I remember crying and feeling shocked and excited at the same time. I was surprised a family wanted a seventeen-year-old as a daughter. How is that possible?

After meeting my new parents, I opened up a little to them and talked about some of my past, which was sorta shocking because I rarely ever tell anyone about it. Something in my heart told me I could trust them. As part of one of our visits, we went to see the movie Tomb Raider, and that’s how I came up with my new name: Lara. That was the name of the main character in the movie; and she was strong, incredibly brave, and also very adventurous.
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Topics: Texas Foster Children, Foster Adoption, New Beginnings, Adoption Stories, Success Stories

Dealing With Grief At School

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 8/30/19 6:36 AM

reFRAMED Host, Emily Morehead, talked with Mary Kathryn Nader about children grieving a loss while at school. Different circumstances such as the death of a loved one, a divorce in the family, or a move to a new place can cause children to grieve. Mary Kathryn talks about anxiety being one of the main reactions children have after a loss. They have lost more than that person or place because their routines and schedules have changed.

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Topics: reFRAMED Podcast, Grief & Loss

Riley - Bright Futures 2019

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/30/19 2:41 PM

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

Share Answers To Adoption Questions

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/29/19 9:17 AM

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!

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Topics: Adoption, reFRAMED Podcast

Anna - Bright Futures 2019

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/18/19 4:01 PM

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

Andrew - Bright Futures 2019

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/18/19 3:51 PM

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

Evan - Bright Futures 2019

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/17/19 8:29 PM

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

Erin - Bright Futures 2019

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/17/19 8:19 PM

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

Emma - Bright Futures 2019

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/17/19 8:12 PM

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

Eric - Bright Futures 2019

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/17/19 7:35 PM

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

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