Oklahoma Passes Legislation to Help Children Avoid Foster Care

Posted by Heidi Bruegel Cox on 5/8/18 10:00 AM

Oklahoma passed legislation which could improve outcomes for more children. H.B.2858 makes a significant addition to what courts must do at the initial hearing when a child is removed from the parent(s) by the state for drug exposure or allegations of abuse or neglect. Beginning November 1, 2018, courts will be required to tell a parent at the initial hearing that he/she has the right to make a voluntary adoption placement through a licensed child-placing agency. 


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Fond Farewell to Gladney Board Members

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 4/30/18 3:09 PM

As National Volunteer Appreciation month comes to a close, we want to acknowledge three Gladney Board Members who rotated off of the Board this month.

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Topics: Gladney Leadership, Gladney Culture & History, Volunteer Opportunity

Interning With Gladney in New Beginnings

Posted by Gladney Intern on 4/27/18 6:40 AM

Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern

Hello there, I’m Taylor Caressimo and I’m currently interning with Gladney in the New Beginnings adoption department, where we connect loving families with children who are in foster care to find them their forever homes.

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Topics: Gladney Intern Blog, A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern

The 2018 Leslie Amend Award Winner

Posted by Wendy Lee on 4/23/18 9:47 AM

Amanda Duvall was recognized as the 2018 Leslie Amend Award winner (Fort Worth Area GFA Volunteer of the Year) at the Gladney Center Board Meeting dinner last night.

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Topics: Volunteer Opportunity, Gladney Family Association

Volunteer Appreciation Week

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 4/17/18 3:09 PM
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart." -Elizabeth Andrew

With 62.6 million volunteers working 7.8 billion hours in America, Gladney is thankful for each and everyone of the men, women, and children who chose to share their hearts volunteering for Gladney.

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Topics: Volunteer Opportunity

Gladney Newsletter: China & Taiwan - 4/2018

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 4/16/18 10:34 AM

Read the latest information about Gladney's China and Taiwan's adoption program in April's Gladney Newsletter.

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Topics: China Adoption, Taiwan Adoption, China & Taiwan Newsletter

Pre Adoption Education Thru Gladney's Pathways

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 4/6/18 1:00 PM

One of the many adoption services that Gladney provides to our clients is pre adoption education through Pathways Training.  Pathways is a two-day training program offered several times each year.

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Topics: Pathways Training, Gladney University

Collaborative Event Raises Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 4/4/18 3:00 PM

Child Abuse Prevention


Six local social service agencies are hosting a collaborative event aimed at increasing awareness of child maltreatment during Child Abuse Prevention Month on April 4. For the Sake of the Children is a joint effort of ACH Child and Family Services, Alliance For Children, CASA of Tarrant County, Gladney Center for Adoption, Lena Pope and The Parenting Center. A panel discussion featuring the chief executive from each organization will explore how each agency and the community can work together to prevent child abuse. It will be followed by a networking hour. The event is an informative kickoff to Child Abuse Prevention Month, offering ways for the community to get involved.

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Topics: Advocacy, Child Abuse Prevention

80% Decline in International Adoptions to the U.S.

Posted by Heidi Bruegel Cox on 3/27/18 1:26 PM

According to the latest report published by the U.S. Department of State, International Adoptions continue to decline to the U.S., with another drop reported for 2017.  Since the peak in 2004, we have seen an 80% decline in international adoptions to the U.S.  

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Topics: Advocacy, Legislative, Intercountry Adoption

Adoption Story: Road to Parenthood

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 3/25/18 2:33 PM

Our Adoption Story

This dream has been 6 years in the making. I don't regret our struggle because as a couple it made us more honest, our faith grew significantly, and it gave such an amazing opportunity to experience the love and compassion of other people. But mostly I don't regret it because without that experience we wouldn't have the child that God always meant for us to have.

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Topics: Adoption Stories