Ben grew in our hearts long before he was born. We had six months to prepare for his arrival, and we treasured every second. On Placement Day, many tears were shed by all as a loving bond had developed between Ben's birth family and our adoptive family. We are so thankful to God for bringing Ben to us, and to Gladney for making our family possible.
FROM THE GRADUATE
Being adopted has not always been easy for me, but it has given me the life and opportunities that I have now, and I would not trade that for the world. The idea of going to college and starting a new chapter of my life has made me reflect on what has gotten me to this point: my education, my friends, and most importantly, my family. I do not know what the future will bring, or what my life would have been like if I had not been adopted. What I do know is that I have been blessed with the life I have now. Thank you, Gladney.
Ben was a member of the National Honor Society. He received his black belt in Tang Soo Do after nine years of training. Next year, he will pursue a degree in material science engineering.
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