What Does an Adoption Placement Look Like?

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 11/30/18 8:04 AM

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.

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Topics: Testimonials, Domestic Infant, Adoption Stories, Unplanned Pregnancy

Superkids: Kasper {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 11/28/18 12:02 AM

Kasper is an 8 year old little boy with one request: He wants a family. What do you say to an 8 year old boy when he asks you to find him a family? You can't say that you will. You stand there, your mind spinning, knowing full well the challenges of finding him one. And you can only promise one thing: you will try. 

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption

Reflection on Thankfulness

Posted by Mark Melson on 11/26/18 7:09 PM

To Our Gladney Family

As we enter the holiday season, it's nice to step back and reflect on all we are thankful for: family, friends, health, and the list goes on.

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Topics: Insider, Holiday, National Adoption Month

Use Side Hustles To Pay For Adoption

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 11/20/18 7:06 PM

We know the process of adopting is stressful and we want to provide as many ways as possible to help you pay for your adoption. One way to raise money for your adoption fee is to find a side hustle.  Many don’t require a large starting investment or even expect a specialized skill-set; however, they have the potential to put a little money toward your adoption in your spare time.

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Topics: Adoption Finance

Soaking Up the Culture in China & Taiwan

Posted by Monique Lee, LMSW on 11/19/18 5:38 PM

Now that I’ve had time to recover from the jet lag, and get somewhat caught up on work, I look back on my two weeks in China and Taiwan and am truly grateful for the experience. I learned so much! 

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Topics: Superkids, China Adoption, Taiwan Adoption

“Oh Give Me a Home”: Adoption Financing Made Real

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 11/16/18 7:28 AM

As you are exploring adoption as an option for your family, we are sure that you have many questions. One of those questions is probably about how you are going to pay the adoption fee. As a non-profit agency, we work hard to keep the process of adoption as affordable as possible while ensuring you receive premier service.  

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Topics: Adoption Finance, Adoption Stories

From China to New York: Emily’s Adoption Story

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 11/12/18 8:18 AM

When I was eleven months old, my sister and I were adopted from the Jiangxi province of China. My parents were only expecting to adopt one child at that time, and boy, were they surprised when they received pictures of two baby girls. According to my parents, and the packet of papers they received from the orphanage, my sister and I had been found together on the street at one day old, on April 1, 1999. From there, we were brought to the orphanage and soon after, brought into a foster home. Once we arrived in the United States, it was discovered through DNA tests that my sister and I were only three percent related. We had the same birthday, were the same age, and were together since they day we were born, but we weren’t twins like everyone had thought. Nothing else was known about who our birth parents were, where we were born, what time, and how we ended up together.

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Topics: China Adoption, Adoption Stories

Chili Cook Off Used for Adoption Fundraising

Posted by Gladney Intern on 11/11/18 12:30 AM

The process of adopting is stressful. However, footing the cost shouldn’t be. One fun way to raise money for your adoption fee is to put together a chili cook-off. A chili cook-off is a popular fundraiser, especially if you hold it in the fall around football season. This is a great way to raise money for adoption as it brings the community together and involves food. And I mean, who doesn’t love good company and excellent food?! Here are some tips in planning your cook-off:

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Topics: Adoption Finance

Host A Trivia Night To Raise Funds For Your Adoption

Posted by Gladney Intern on 11/4/18 12:00 AM

The process of adopting is stressful. However, the cost shouldn’t be. Other than scholarships and grants, there are many ways to raise money that can involve your friends, family, and the community. One simple, fun way to raise money is to hold a trivia night. People love competitions, especially ones where they can put their knowledge to the test against friends, family members, and co-workers. Here are some tips in planning a successful night:

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Topics: Adoption Finance

It's Just a Picture

Posted by Jennifer Lanter on 11/2/18 3:49 PM

November is National Adoption Month (NAM). This is an exciting month for us at Gladney and for the millions of American's who have been touched by adoption in some special way. My name is Jennifer and I am an adoptive mother and a staff member at Gladney so NAM has a very special meaning to me. This is a time when me and my family celebrate and offer extra gratitude for the brave decision our son's birth mother made to place him in our family. Her selfless love made our family complete and there is not a day goes by we do not think of her with love and respect.

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Topics: Adoption Stories, National Adoption Month

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