My Mind Always Goes to the Children Waiting

Posted by Mary Chapman on 11/16/22 6:45 PM
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As I think about National Adoption Month, my mind always goes to the children who are waiting. For the children in Taiwan, they have often been removed from their birth families at no fault of their own, or their birth families made the difficult choice to place them for adoption due to their medical or special needs. A huge part of our job at Gladney is to shine a light on these children to find them a loving and caring family.

To find the family who is the best fit for each child, we must advocate for them – and that means we must get to know each individual child. You can only learn so much about a child by reading their profile provided by their birth country. Through Gladney’s Superkids program, we try to learn what is special and unique about each child. The best way to do this is to meet the child in person. We get to talk to them one-on-one, we get to hear their sweet laughter, we get to see them show off their amazing athletic talents or their incredible puzzle-solving skills. You can learn so much about a child by just spending a few moments with them and allowing for their personality to shine through. 

Check out this Facebook Live video that I did to showcase one of our waiting children, Kaeleb, as part of our Virtual Superkids Trip. 

Due to COVID, our last in-person Superkids trip to Taiwan was three years ago – November 2019. Our hope is that because Taiwan has lifted quarantining and special visa requirements we can finally return in Spring 2023. Our entire Superkids team is beyond ready! We can’t wait to spend time learning about each of these amazing kids we have read about. We can’t wait to share what we have learned, with the ultimate goal of finding families to continue loving and caring for these children.

Topics: Superkids, National Adoption Month, Waiting Children

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