Joseph just celebrated his 10th birthday, and we hope he can celebrate with his new family next year! Joseph is described as a gentle and lively young boy. He is curious about new things and is willing to explore. He is highly cooperative and happy to share with others. Joseph loves physical activity and would do best in an active family.
My name is Heather Beasley, and I lead our Human Resources efforts at the Gladney Center for Adoption. My 15 years at Gladney have flown by, and I can truly say I have enjoyed every minute. Gladney is unlike any other place I have worked. Our staff are so passionate and driven toward the work they do, and that is not something you see often in the field of human resources. I have had the privilege of working on several initiatives here at Gladney, such as becoming a Blue Zone Approved Workplace, planning and implementing the Disney Institute's quality standards into the foundation of Gladney culture, being named one of the best places to work in Fort Worth, and now, helping to facilitate the efforts of Gladney's I.D.E.A. Corps.
Meet Ange! Ange is an adorable 5 1/2-year-old girl who loves affection from others and likes to laugh. She is a lively young girl and is not shy around strangers.
Mathis is a 4 ½ year old boy that is not afraid of strangers and likes interacting with others. Mathis began attending preschool in September of 2020. When he first entered school, he would cry for his nanny however he has now adapted well and gradually become accustomed to his new school routine. When it comes to sharing toys with others, he is quite protective of his own things. He likes most when adults read him picture books and enjoys playing matching games.
Happy Lunar New Year! Could the Year of the Ox be the year these amazing Superkids find their forever families?
Maya is three and a half years old with a radiating smile! She is described as a lively little girl with strong curiosity. We have many pictures and videos of Maya that show her enjoying her day-to-day routine as well as participating in physical therapy sessions. Several videos particularly show her determination and enjoyment upon being successful.
Volunteer Transitional Care Families are often a crucial part of the adoption experience through The Gladney Center. This is especially true when the baby being placed for adoption enters the world facing medical challenges. In the hospital or at home, Transitional Care Parents provide a loving daily touch to babies in need of a family to help nourish and prepare that baby for a heathier future.
The Gladney Center’s Transitional Care Services benefits the triad of clients involved in the adoption process. Birth parents do feel more comfortable once they witness the love and attention given to their baby by these supportive volunteers. Adoptive parents benefit from the knowledge and nurturing provided through the transitional care updates, and of course the baby benefits by receiving all the attention and extra love provided before placement day.
Marcus celebrated his 6th birthday this month and we can't wait to tell you more about him! His foster mother describes him as playful, gentle, and polite. He greets his neighbors, asks for permission to watch T.V., asks for hugs, and likes to play silly.