There is no shortage of fun when Lien is around! Three year old Lien shares joy with all he comes into contact with! When he is happy, he moves his hips. When you touch his face, he laughs happily. His laugh can be heard on video in a game of chase and is simply contagious! Lien is lively, gentle and always smiles when he sees people.
Late last year, WFAA shared a wonderful update in their Wednesday's Child segment. Eric, a 17-year-old boy in foster care, was featured in October 2019. That appearance inspired a Gladney Family to take action. By November, just six days before his 18th birthday, Eric officially became a member of their family.
Each week Gladney's Team of adoption professionals receives and answers many questions. This week our pros answer the question from an adoptee about visiting Gladney's Campus.
Traditions make the holidays a special time for children and their families, and we have traditions at Gladney, too!
Fall is here, and we are looking forward to the cooler weather and the opportunity to raise awareness during National Adoption Month! Vince Gill will be joining us for an intimate performance, celebrating in true southern style on the new stage of the Glass Cactus at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine.
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.
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.
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!