Juliana - Bright Futures 2020

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/17/20 2:44 PM

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

Connecting Gladney Families

Posted by Luke Byford on 5/17/20 2:35 PM

The first weekend in May is a special time for Gladney and Gladney Families because it is the annual retreat for the Gladney Family Association (GFA) leaders. Gladney adoptive parents and adult adoptees come from all over the United States to connect, learn, and discuss how to better fulfill Gladney’s Family for Life promise in their home communities, in addition to building lifelong friendships. This year, like so many other things in our lives, we took the GFA Leadership Equipping Retreat to a virtual model. On Saturday, May 2nd, Gladney Ambassadors gathered around their computers for a full day of education and collaboration. Their passion for and commitment to advocacy mean the future for Gladney Families looks bright.

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Topics: Gladney Family Association, Development

Juliana - Bright Futures 2020

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/16/20 2:43 PM

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

Gladney's 2019 Annual Report - Expectant Mother Services

Posted by Natalie Bowen, LMSW-TX on 5/15/20 12:56 PM

Today, the expectant mothers we serve have more complex needs than the clients we served 10 years ago, and we have adjusted our services to meet them where they are.

Expectant mothers experiencing unplanned pregnancies and mothers with young children who contact us considering making an adoption plan are sometimes coming from a challenging, vulnerable place. While some expectant mothers have a strong support system and access to resources, others may be in an abusive relationship, unemployed, experiencing homelessness, or have mental health or substance abuse treatment needs. The women Gladney serves range from teenagers to women in their forties, with an average age of 26, and 49% of the women already have other children. More than 70% of the women are from Texas, and the remainder of the women are from other states across the U.S., including 15 states outside Texas in 2019 alone.

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Topics: Gladney Birth Parent, Gladney Home, Development, Annual Report

Questions and Answers About International Adoption

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 5/12/20 6:45 AM

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Wendy Stanley and Mary Chapman who are part of the Gladney International Adoption team about some frequently asked questions that Gladney receives on a daily basis. 

Watch the video below and if you have questions that we didn't cover, please comment below and we'll respond.

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Topics: Superkids, International Adoption

Gladney's 2019 Annual Report - the Gladney Home

Posted by Natalie Bowen, LMSW-TX on 5/11/20 7:45 AM
As we shared in the 2019 Gladney Annual Report, Gladney transitioned the purpose of our residential home to be the Gladney Home for foster youth, serving girls between the ages of 11 and 17 who are seeking permanency through adoption. Our current referral partners are Child Protective Services, Our Community Our Kids (CPS Foster Care Region 3B - North Texas), Family Tapestry (CPS Region 8 - Bexar County), and 2INgage (CPS Region 2 - Northwest Texas).

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Topics: Texas Foster Children, Gladney Home, Development, Annual Report

Jordan - Bright Futures 2020

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/10/20 10:36 AM

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

Jacob - Bright Futures 2020

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/9/20 10:35 AM

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

Meet 3 Year Old Allison {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 5/8/20 11:12 AM

Meet sweet Allison who is 3 ½ years old. We have photos and several videos of Allison, but none that can be shared publicly. Allison is described as vibrant and friendly. She likes to cuddle with caregivers. She likes to play with any toy given to her, and she is still learning how to properly play with different types of toys.

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

Gladney and Adoption.Com

Posted by Nathan Gwilliam on 5/7/20 1:00 AM

In January, Gladney proudly welcomed its latest addition – Adoption.com

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Topics: Adoption, Gladney Leadership

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