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.
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.
Topics: Gladney Home
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.
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.
Hear From Our Team
We asked our team questions about how they've managed the last year in a pandemic.
Topics: Gladney Leadership