Desi {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 2/20/18 7:06 AM
I was so excited when I learned that we would be meeting with Desi again during our trip in November. I first met Desi during our spring trip – he was the last kid I saw that trip and he left quite an impression. He was so fun and animated when he answered my questions, and so funny! I was practically crying from laughing so hard! So, needless to say, I was looking forward to spending more time with him.
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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption

Interning on the Domestic Adoption Side of Gladney

Posted by Gladney Intern on 2/18/18 3:30 PM

Hi, my name is Marissa Hernandez. I am a senior at the University of North Texas and I am gradating with a Bachelor in social work this spring of 2018! Like most people, I did not quite understand what adoption really was before Gladney. All I knew was that I wanted to help those in need to have a forever home. Therefore, my professor at North Texas linked me to Gladney and now I could not imagine doing my internship anywhere else.

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Topics: Gladney Intern Blog, A Day in the Life of a Gladney Intern, Domestic Infant

Of Photography Workshops and CNY

Posted by Superkids Team on 2/15/18 6:37 AM

We have been quiet for a week. It was my intent to post about a few children and tell you all about the photography workshop I was attending in Phoenix, AZ where the weather is mild and the oranges are ripe on the trees. Photography has been a big part of Superkids, so I wanted to share the workshop with you here too.

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Topics: Superkids

Advocating for Children

Posted by Heidi Bruegel Cox on 2/11/18 12:06 PM

Nothing is more important than our children, and no role is more significant than advocating for children, especially the most vulnerable children who have suffered abuse or neglect or who have been removed from their biological families. 

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Topics: Advocacy, Legislative

Call To Action: Internationally Adopted Persons Who Fell Into Loophole

Posted by Heidi Bruegel Cox on 2/9/18 8:37 AM

As Congress works to resolve the important issues around DACA, please do not forget another group of foreign-born children who were brought into United States legally, and adopted by U.S citizens, yet do not have U.S. citizenship.   There are the internationally adopted persons who fell into a loophole that was created when Congress passed the Child Citizenship Act of 2000.  (Read Adopted Persons Deserve Equal Protection.)

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Topics: Advocacy, Legislative, Intercountry Adoption

Arlo {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 2/6/18 7:11 AM

Arlo is an 8 year old boy who likes playing with remote control cars and playing at the park. He likes playing with friends at school and is good at following rules.

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption

Adopted Persons Deserve Equal Protection

Posted by Heidi Bruegel Cox on 2/6/18 7:02 AM

ALL ADOPTED PERSONS DESERVE EQUAL PROTECTION
UNDER U.S. LAW

"100 years ago, children who were adopted were not automatically able to inherit from their adoptive parents in the same way biological children were. Today, we cannot imagine how adopted children could have fewer rights than other children born into a family. Unfortunately, another significant discrepancy continues to exist for certain internationally adopted persons:  A child who was adopted in complete compliance with U.S. law and the laws of the birth country may not be a U.S. citizen, even though the person’s sibling, who was born in the same foreign country to the U.S. parents, would be a full U.S. citizen.  Now as adults, one sibling has all the rights of U.S. citizenship, while the adopted sibling may not have automatic rights of citizenship, and is vulnerable to deportation."

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Topics: Advocacy, Legislative, Intercountry Adoption

You Want Adoption Facts

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 2/5/18 1:49 PM

We know that you want adoption facts as you explore adoption for your family. We know that you need to weigh the challenges, the investment and the wait.

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Topics: Adoption

Kayla

Posted by Superkids Team on 2/5/18 9:20 AM

Kayla just turned 5 years old. She is described as a quiet, shy child who rely on her caregiver for security. She is described a smiley and lovely.

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Topics: Superkids, China Adoption

What We're Reading: The Opioid Epidemic and Foster Care - Brookings Report

Posted by Heidi Bruegel Cox on 2/2/18 7:22 PM

I recently read "The foster care system was unprepared for the last drug epidemic—let’s not repeat history", by Jeremy KohombanJennifer Rodriguez, and Ron Haskins.

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Topics: Advocacy, Foster Care System

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