Gladney Intern Brandi's First Week

Posted by Gladney Intern on 10/4/18 7:37 AM

This internship has been so much more than I ever expected! I first heard about Gladney after I started the MSW program at the University of Texas at Arlington. When the opportunity presented itself to apply for an internship here I jumped at it, but I was not holding my breath on being one of the few lucky ones to be selected. Then, the much-anticipated e-mail came in…” you have been accepted as an intern at the Gladney Center for Adoption”. Intern at Gladney?! Me?! I felt like my eyes were deceiving me! I remember calling my mom to tell her and then quickly assuring both of us that it was too good to be true. I am so glad that statement was wrong!

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Topics: Gladney Intern Blog, A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern, Foster Adoption, New Beginnings

Catalina Is Running For Gladney | TCS New York City Marathon

Posted by Natalie Bowen, LMSW-TX on 10/2/18 8:28 AM

The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon is coming up on November 4th. Between now & then, we'll be introducing you to Gladney's charity runners.

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Topics: Support, New York Marathon, Adoption Stories

Ben's Adoption Story: Vietnam to United States

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 9/27/18 8:07 AM

The Beginning

It started in Can Tho, Vietnam when I was placed into a baby home 9 days old until I was two. As I was living in the orphanage for those two years my adopted parents were searching for a child to adopt. It’s crazy to think how I got adopted because I knew they really were looking to adopt a Chinese girl until the adopted agency told them that they have a bunch of Vietnamese kids waiting to be adopted. They’ve told me the story many times and I can still recall it till this day. They received the video, and both of them watched the video separately to see if they would pick the same kid out of the video that they would want and as crazy as it is to think both of my parents picked me. They said that I was the biggest kid and most energetic, so it was easy to point me out, and I still carry those traits today. I have no memory on my travel from Vietnam to the United States, but I’ve definitely been told that I was very scared and confused. I mean, who wouldn’t be confused when coming to a new home?

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Topics: Testimonials, Intercountry Adoption, Adoption Stories

Rick Is Running For Gladney | TCS New York City Marathon

Posted by Natalie Bowen, LMSW-TX on 9/25/18 3:34 PM

The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon is coming up on November 4th. Between now & then, we'll be introducing you to Gladney's charity runners.

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Topics: Support, New York Marathon

What We're Reading: Some Questions Don't Deserve Answers

Posted by Ginny Manley, LPC on 9/21/18 9:50 AM

 

When people talk about adoption, there are always a LOT of questions.  It’s a subject that can be polarizing, mysterious, and sprinkled with both joy and grief.  There are certain times when questions are welcomed, but there are definitely times when questions are inappropriate and can be damaging.  Adoptive parents are not expected to educate the public about all things adoption---especially while they’re grocery shopping with their children at Target. 

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Topics: Adoption Advice

Adoption Fundraising With Small Business Partner

Posted by Katye LaNier on 9/18/18 3:25 PM

Adoption fundraising can seem overwhelming when you first get started. We wanted to provide some tips and ideas to help as you consider how fundraising can assist your family pay for adoption.

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Topics: Adoption Finance

Jessica Is Running For Gladney | TCS New York City Marathon

Posted by Natalie Bowen, LMSW-TX on 9/18/18 8:19 AM

The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon is coming up on November 4th. Between now & then, we'll be introducing you to Gladney's charity runners.

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Topics: Support, New York Marathon

Adoption Advice From Gladney Parents

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 9/13/18 9:52 AM

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.

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Topics: Adoption Advice

Peter Is Running For Gladney | TCS New York City Marathon

Posted by Natalie Bowen, LMSW-TX on 9/11/18 3:54 PM

The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon is coming up on November 4th. Between now & then, we'll be introducing you to Gladney's charity runners.

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Topics: Support, New York Marathon

Celebrating International Charity Day With A Birthday Pledge

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 9/5/18 2:15 PM

In honor of International Charity Day, we thought we would ask Kati Story some questions about her recent Birthday Pledge to Gladney

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Topics: Support, Birthday Pledge

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