Meet Nora {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 7/2/21 7:40 AM

Meet Nora! Nora is almost 9 years old and if you have ever considered adopting an older child, we are very excited to tell you more about her!

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption, Waiting Children, Waiting Child

Sullivan Family Adoption Experience {Video}

Posted by Superkids Team on 6/30/21 9:44 AM

Have you considered adopting a school age child? Are you already parenting and thinking about siblings? Max was 10 years old when he came home from Taiwan and now has an older and younger sister!

Gladney Center for Adoption, Asia Programs thanks the Sullivan family for sharing a special inside glimpse of their adoption experience!

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Topics: Superkids

What is the Biggest Lesson Learned Over the Past Year in Your Role?

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 6/29/21 9:15 AM

Hear From Our Team

We asked our team questions about how they've managed the last year in a pandemic.

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Topics: Gladney Leadership

Trauma Parenting (Level: Expert)

Posted by Lindsay Garrett, LCSW-S on 6/28/21 8:00 AM

Parenting these days comes with a free side of comparison. We can’t help it. Maybe in our parent’s time they compared us with the other kids in our class, or in our neighborhood. But in the age of social media, we are comparing with every other person we see on the internet. Looking at all those highlight reels, its easy to think we aren’t doing well. That other people have their lives together while ours is falling apart. And if you’re parenting a kiddo with a history of trauma, the trap of comparison can hit extra hard.

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Topics: Trauma, Post Adoption Support

What Steps Did Gladney Take During 2020 To Continue Services?

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 6/25/21 8:30 AM

Hear From Our Team

We asked our team questions about how they've managed the last year in a pandemic.

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Topics: Gladney Leadership

We Didn’t Know What We Didn’t Know

Posted by Jennifer Melson on 6/23/21 9:30 AM

In 2013 my family completed the paperwork that would allow us to open our hearts and home to a child in the state foster care system who needed a loving and caring family. With eyes and arms wide open, we eagerly did all the things … the trainings, the reading, the home study, and book making. We were already rocking parenthood with our two little girls, so this was sure to be a cake walk, right?!  Um, no.

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Topics: Trauma, Post Adoption Support

Glass Painting in the Home

Posted by Tiffany Ngeny on 6/22/21 9:00 AM

Do you ever plan something, then Mother Nature has other ideas? Well, this kind of happened with this week's activity. Initially, we were supposed to begin our first ever garden. I hyped the girls up by taking them to pick out different seeds, both flower and vegetable or fruit. That being said, the day before activity Thursday, the weather was not going to be garden friendly. Because of this, I had to come up with a new activity on the fly, but it wouldn’t have been the first time. For this week's activity I give the credit to one of the residential staff members. 

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Topics: Gladney Home

A Superkid Update on Kelby

Posted by Superkids Team on 6/10/21 2:20 PM

A Superkid update is in! We have new information to share about Kelby since his previous post, and we are very happy to report that he has made tremendous advances and progress in his learning and concentration skills! Kelby previously had difficulty concentrating which affected his grades in school. Since Kelby began taking medication this year, it has effectively shown to improve his concentration in schoolwork, and his test scores in all subjects are all 90 points or more. We even have a recent report card to share with you, indicating his high marks and great rapport from teachers. Kelby is proud of his grades and is quick to share his good marks with his social workers. 

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption, Waiting Children, Waiting Child

Meet Jackson, a Superkid

Posted by Superkids Team on 6/8/21 8:26 AM

Meet Jackson! Jackson an adorable 2-year-old boy and we are so excited to tell you more! 

Jackson has a stable and gentle personality, sleeps soundly at night, likes rice very much, and likes playing on the slide and peek-a-boo. Jackson is able to follow simple instructions from his caregivers and often initiates play with others, although he can be protective of his toys like many 2-year-olds. Jackson will wave 'bye-bye' and likes to imitate his peer's actions like climbing and playing.

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption, Waiting Children, Waiting Child

What are the Biggest Challenges Gladney has Experienced Related to the Pandemic?

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 6/7/21 9:30 AM

Hear From Our Team

We asked our team questions about how they've managed the last year in a pandemic.

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Topics: Gladney Leadership

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