Darius {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 8/8/17 7:58 AM
Sweet Darius turned six years old last month. We’ve had the chance to meet Darius twice with Superkids and his full profile was recently completed by our partner agency in Taiwan. We last saw Darius in April and he loved playing with a toy train that lights up! His caregivers told us that his favorite toys are anything with lights or that makes sounds. He also enjoys toy cars.
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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan, Uncategorized, Waiting Child

Meet Harlow and Kevin!

Posted by Superkids Team on 8/1/17 7:40 AM

Today we are introducing you to two very young children. They have several things in common, they are both 2 (Kevin is close to 3), they are both as cute as buttons, they both have treated hydrocephalus, and they both seem to be dong great developmentally. These children are from different orphanages and are not siblings.

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption

Adoption From Taiwan

Posted by Superkids Team on 7/31/17 4:00 AM

As many of you know, Superkids took a trip to Taiwan in April. This was the 4th time we have been able to visit our partnership agencies there. We have met so many adorable little ones and older ones on these trips!

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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan, Uncategorized

Top 10 Gladney Adoption Facts

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 7/30/17 10:54 AM
  1. The Adoption Department receives around 5,000 inquiries each year from those interested in adopting. Are you interested in starting your adoption journey?        GET STARTED ON YOUR ADOPTION JOURNEY
  2. In April 2002, this Gladney flag was part of the Official Flight Kit for STS-110 – the thirteenth space shuttle flight to the International Space Station. Visitors to Gladney’s Fort Worth Campus can view the flag close to Mabee Hall.
  3. Gladney went on-line in December, 1995, one of the first adoption agencies in the country to do so.
  4. Dr. William Pierce established the National Committee For Adoption’s (now National Council for Adoption) first office in Washington, DC – named the Ruby Lee Piester Center for Adoption – to educate policymakers on adoption.
  5. The average age of birth mothers today is 24-26. Read Muthoni’s adoption story.
  6. The Gladney campus on Hemphill Street was built around the original West Texas Maternity Hospital, which was located between the health clinic (formerly Duncan Memorial Hospital) and the Nina B. Reese Counseling Center.
  7. The movie Blossoms in the Dust premiered at the Worth Theater in Fort Worth on July 18, 1941. The theater was highly decorated in pink and white gladiolas in honor of Edna and Sam Gladney. MGM was said to have purchased every gladiola in the state of Texas for the event!
  8. Mrs. Gladney’s famous argument on removing the stigma of illegitimacy from birth records before the Legislature: "There are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents."
  9. In January of 1963, the Gladney Home was selected by the University of Texas Graduate School of Social Work as a field placement raining agency for graduate students. Are you interested in interning at Gladney? Find out about open opportunities.
  10. In addition to being Hague Accredited, Gladney is one of the few agencies that offer Hague approved training for adoptive parents. The Hague Convention stipulates that families who are adopting internationally must have ten clock hours of training covering specific topics. Gladney has incorporated all specified topics in the Hague trainings which are available online.

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Topics: 130th Anniversary

Ways You Can Help Retain The Adoption Tax Credit

Posted by Heidi Bruegel Cox on 7/28/17 3:48 PM

Several people have recently asked me about what they can do to help retain the Adoption Tax Credit (ATC).  The best site to connect with is adoptiontaxcredit.org and then contact their U.S. Senator or Representative. 

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Topics: Advocacy, Legislative

Misty {Taiwan}

Posted by Superkids Team on 7/27/17 9:53 AM
Meet 6 year old Misty! She is an active, happy, and considerate little girl. Misty has been living with her foster family for several years and her foster mom told us that she is a “great child”! She told us that Misty is usually cheerful and can easily be cheered back up if she gets upset. 
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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption

Hawk

Posted by Superkids Team on 7/26/17 8:49 AM

Edited to add more recent pictures and a video!

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Topics: Superkids, China Adoption

MATCHED: Meet Morrie!

Posted by Superkids Team on 7/25/17 10:35 AM

MATCHED!

Sweet Morrie came into the room to meet us and was a little shy and quiet at first. After he figured out that we had fun games to share, he warmed up. He was amazing at the matching game! He also made sure that he was able to complete the picture he was coloring – he was intentional about taking his time and doing a good job of staying in the lines.
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Topics: Superkids, Taiwan Adoption, Taiwan

Jaeya Slideshow!

Posted by Superkids Team on 7/24/17 11:25 AM

Meet Jaeya! She is 4 years old and has developmental delays. She is waiting for her family to find her!

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Topics: Superkids, China Adoption

Superkids in China and Taiwan

Posted by Superkids Team on 7/21/17 9:25 AM
Following CCCWA’s announcement earlier this week a lot of families and advocates have been wondering how the suspension of partnerships and other hosting and camp programs will impact China adoptions and Gladney’s Superkids work.
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Topics: Superkids, China Adoption, Taiwan Adoption

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