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Superkids is a humanitarian aid initiative within the Asia Waiting Child Program of the Gladney Center for Adoption. Our goal: to improve the lives of children in Chinese orphanages via adoption advocacy, medical and rehabilitation services. Starting as a tiny team providing services to special needs children in a single facility in Shanghai in 2007, we've grown to a broad coalition of physicians, early childhood development specialists, teachers and volunteers who've aided 500 children in orphanages across China.
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Ambassador Trip to China for Volunteers - Dates!

Posted by Superkids Team on 9/9/19 7:30 AM

The first trip to Jiangxi, China, under the Ai Xing Da Shi (‘Loving Heart Ambassador’) program is being planned for volunteers during the Thanksgiving Holiday week of November, 2019.  Departure from the U.S. will be on Nov. 22, 2019 with return to the U.S. on Nov. 30, 2019.  Since this trip is only 2 months away – the first thing to do is check to see if your passport is valid (must be valid through June 2020).

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Topics: Superkids, Travel to China, "Ambassadors of Love"

Oscar

Posted by Superkids Team on 8/22/19 8:07 AM

This child is part of CCCWA’s new Ambassador of Love program.  Prospective Parents are invited by the CCCWA to meet this child in China as part of the matching process.  For more information please contact superkids@gladney.org.  

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Topics: Superkids, China

Gladney Center for Adoption - Superkids Program Expands!

Posted by Superkids Team on 8/16/19 2:49 PM

For the last decade, Gladney's Superkids program has been sending pediatric therapy teams to visit orphanages in China and Taiwan to learn more about children waiting to be matched with adoptive families. The information we learn on these trips helps us to find permanent adoptive families.  To date, almost 200 children that were seen by Superkids have been adopted by families in the United States as well as other countries.  Many of these children would not have found the love and care of a family, without the Superkids program.  This program continues currently with wonderful success in Taiwan.  The next trip is scheduled for November, 2019.

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Jack & Twins - Rick & Ryder {China}

Posted by Superkids Team on 8/2/19 7:53 AM
Jack is a handsome 7 year old boy from China. He is a very caring little boy who will ask his caregivers if they need to rest or if they need food when he sees them looking tired. He likes to listen to music and to play outside. He gets along well with his peers.
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Topics: Superkids, China

Bella {China}

Posted by Superkids Team on 7/25/19 9:05 AM

Bella is such a beautiful little girl! She is 5 years old, but most of the information we have for her is from when she was 2. 

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Topics: Superkids, China Adoption

Kaelan {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 5/21/19 5:02 PM

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.

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan

Autumn Update {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 5/7/19 1:57 PM

If you have been following superkids for very long you have heard me say this before, and if you continue following I'm sure I will say it again, but I cannot get over the difference that meeting a child in person makes! I wrote bout Autumn here. I totally fell for her. Her little pictures, videos, everything. Then I met her in person, and y'all... she is the cutest, most fun, darling little 4 year old girl!

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan

Homeward Bound {Part 3}

Posted by Superkids Team on 5/6/19 4:38 PM

Deprive our darling child of his nap and stick him on a plane for 2.5 hours and he’s not so darling. He howled like a banshee nearly all the way to Guangzhou. He wet himself and peed on me. He threw a toy, a cup of water, a pickle covered in mayonnaise, and my phone. The toy beaned the nice man across the aisle. He screamed because he couldn’t go into business class. He screamed because he wanted a Coke. He screamed because he was being held. He screamed because he wasn’t being held. He screamed because the window shades were open. He screamed because he had a seat belt on. He screamed because a nice blanket was placed upon him. He stopped screaming long enough for deplaning and baggage claim. Then in the van to the hotel he lunged forward to grab the stick shift, so I had to hold him again, so he started screaming again. After about thirty minutes, he finally, finally fell asleep. It was 6pm.

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Topics: Superkids, China, family story

Ronan {China}

Posted by Superkids Team on 5/3/19 2:30 PM

Ronan is a darling 20 month old baby boy. He is currently in the Butterfly Home and is well loved and cared for by his caregivers there. His best friend is Hailey and they spend a lot of time playing together.

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Topics: Superkids, China

Sisters: Keri, Kamry, & Kylie {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/30/19 2:38 PM

We get used to children tugging on our heartstrings. It is to be expected in the work that we do. But I am going to say, these little girls embedded themselves in my heart in the time I spent with them! They are beautiful and sweet. They have known heartache in their little lives. In Taiwan we get a lot of birth family history and these precious girls have definitely been through hard things. But their love and affection for each other was immediately obvious.

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption

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