Meet Seth {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 5/9/24 9:30 AM
This is Seth!
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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption, Waiting Children, Waiting Child

Taiwan Program News!

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 4/18/24 7:23 AM

Hosting & Camp Program, July 13-20 Fort Worth

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Topics: Hosting International Children

Upcoming Zoom Workshop offered by the National Council for Adoption

Posted by Superkids Team on 3/27/24 2:38 PM

Upcoming Zoom Workshop offered by the National Council for Adoption


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Topics: Superkids, Webinars

2024 Hosting Program

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 3/19/24 7:38 AM

In 2024, our international hosting program aims to provide a cultural experience by bringing international children who are eligible for adoption to the United States from June 28 - July 14. This unique experience transforms the lives of these vulnerable children and leaves a lasting impact on the hosting families.

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Topics: Hosting International Children

A Very Special Girl

Posted by Sarah Hansen on 2/29/24 1:30 PM

Maleah has been waiting for a family to call her own for far too long.  Our staff spent time with her last February, and we have been working hard to find the perfect family for her since.

The day we met her, she walked in with her head held high, displaying the perfect ‘this is lame’ teen strut.  She was trying her best to let us know this meeting was boring, and she’d rather be doing a million other things.  But she slipped up when she briefly made eye contact with both of us, letting down her tough teen façade just for a moment, and giving us our first glimpse into the amazing young woman that she is.  She knew why we were there, and it wasn’t hard to see her vulnerability behind the valiant attempt of only giving off teen ‘tude.

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Topics: Waiting Children, International Adoption, Older Child Adoption

2024 Hosting Program to Transform the Lives of Children

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 2/29/24 9:10 AM

With over 153 million children in alternative care worldwide, the need for loving families is more pressing than ever. In 2024, our hosting program aims to bridge this gap by bringing international children who are eligible for adoption to the United States from June 28 - July 14. This unique experience transforms the lives of these vulnerable children and leaves a lasting impact on the hosting families.

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Topics: Hosting International Children

Meet Sarah {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 2/12/24 12:00 PM
This is Sarah!
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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption, Waiting Children, Waiting Child

Gladney is Growing! GCA welcomes the staff of Madison Adoption Associates and several new programs to the Gladney Family

Posted by Mark Melson on 1/29/24 12:30 AM

We are thrilled to share some remarkable news with you – the staff of Madison Adoption Associates will be joining the Gladney Center for Adoption family! This union demonstrates that GCA is growing and that our work is now expanding to new parts of the world. In fact, this partnership will give GCA the largest footprint of diversified adoption and wrap-around services in the country. 

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Topics: Support, Culture & History

Join us for a Lunar New Year Celebration!

Posted by Superkids Team on 1/18/24 10:00 AM

Dear Gladney Family,

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Topics: Superkids, Lunar New Year

Interesting Facts About Gladney Center for Adoption You Might Not Know

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 1/1/24 10:47 AM
  1. Gladney's Humanitarian Aid efforts began in 1996, when Gladney began providing the funding for a "baby home" in Can Tho, Vietnam.  Gladney placed our first baby from the orphanage in October 1996.
  2. The movie, 'Blossoms In The Dust', was in the Top Ten films in 1941. 
  3. At the first Gladney fundraiser hosted by the Houston Auxiliary (nka the Houston GFA), adoptive parents gave Mrs. Gladney a platinum ring with five diamonds in honor of her twenty-fifth anniversary as superintendent of the Home. For once in her life, Edna, a fighter with such a tender heart, got up to the microphone to make a speech. Instead, she cried. 
  4. Actress Greer Garson, who played Edna Gladney in the movie Blossoms in the Dust, died in 1996. Shortly thereafter, the E.E. Fogelson and Greer Garson Fogelson Charitable Foundation in Dallas gave $500,000 to The Gladney Fund in support of endowment.  
  5. I.Z.T. Morris was among the first adoption advocates to focus on the interests of the child. He traveled and sought out children in need, interviewed prospective parents and raised money.  Today, Gladney continues that legacy of helping children in need. In our International Adoption program, we find families for children ready to be adopted in Colombia and Taiwan.  Learn more about some of these children.
  6. The Gladney Center for Adoption has relocated five times since founded in 1887.
  7. The child who portrayed Tony in the movie 'Blossoms in the Dust' was a 4-year-old named Pat Barker. It was only when Pat came to Fort Worth to celebrate the movie's premiere that the world discovered that Pat was actually Patricia. 
  8. Prior to its former site at 2300 Hemphill Street, Gladney was located two blocks North at 2110 Hemphill Street. The Board of Directors purchased two old apartment houses in the early 1960s, which were converted into apartments and a recreation center. Administrative offices were housed in an adjoining home. 
  9. Gladney fought two important legislative battles on behalf of adoption. Thanks to her efforts, in 1936 Texas legislators passed a bill that made Texas the first state in the Southwest to legally remove the stigma of illegitimacy from birth records. 
  10. When the first dormitory opened in 1948 at 2110 Hemphill St., furniture was purchased from the Army Surplus Store. Tables and dressers cost $3 each and chairs were 50 cents!  
  11. Edna Kahly married Sam Gladney in 1906, and they honeymooned in Havana, Cuba, for one year where Sam also had business interests.  
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Topics: 130th Anniversary, Culture & History

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