Oh Claire! Hang on to your hearts. This little sweetheart will tug all the heartstrings!
I have had the opportunity to serve Gladney for portions of the last three decades. I began as a Financial Consultant, helping to organize the Gladney Fund in the early 1990s. I fell in love with the organization and its mission to build “Bright Futures Through Adoption.” As a young wife and mother myself, I was immersed in the culture of families and children, the broader “Gladney Family.” It has been my privilege to have been a part of this family and to see the positive impact an adoption agency in Fort Worth, Texas, has had on birth mothers, children, adoptive families, our country, and the world.
On our last trip to Taiwan we met a darling little girl who had us all smiling and giggling with her the whole time she was in the room. We named her Annabelle and we asked Michelle, one of our long-standing Superkids volunteers (and a Gladney mom) to write a little about her experience meeting Annabelle.
Toliver is only 1, still a baby, and could be home soon after his second birthday! How amazing is that!?
See our new look? We are pretty excited about it! But don't worry, we are still Gladney's Superkids and that part won't change. What will change is that we will be reaching more people and a broader audience. Which means the sweet children we advocate for will have even more people seeing them, sharing their posts, and becoming advocates for them. We call that winning!
I hope you are all enjoying the holidays! A fun story I thought I’d share. Back in 1999, Gladney celebrated our 25,000th adoption by buying a $25,000 bond as a scholarship for the child when they reach college age. Well it happened!
As you are exploring adoption as an option for your family, we are sure that you have many questions. Once a month we ask Mike & Astra a question about their adoption experience.
Topics: Adoption Advice
I’m a natural born hypochondriac. I know the CDC’s flu recommendations, knew all the signs and symptoms of Ebola and was obsessed with tracking the cities that Zika had impacted. Even if you aren’t a hypochondriac like me you know that public health crises like these flood the news, our social media feed and plague our minds. But why aren’t we talking about the public health crisis that is trauma?!
One of the many questions that people involved in adoption are frequently asked is, "What happens at an adoption placement?". The answer is that each placement, just like each adoption, is unique and beautiful.