Ryleigh- Bright Futures 2021

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 8/6/21 8:27 PM

Ryleigh - Bright Futures 2021

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Ryleigh - Bright Futures 2021We were excited and overjoyed to meet our daughter knowing she would complete
our family of four. From day one we knew she was meant to be our daughter. She
lives a life that has such a love and compassion for others and a sense of joy that we could "see" that in her even as a one year old during those first few days in China. We were truly blessed for the opportunity to adopt our second daughter.

From the Graduate

I have had opportunities to tell about my Gladney adoption story through my artwork. My photo, "The Unbreakable Thread from the Unknown" was inspired by the journey my parents took that led to my adoption. It was chosen for the Hays Five State Photography Competition and Exhibition. I have also had the opportunity to create and submit a series of artwork about how my identity and experiences have been shaped by my adoption journey. This series was part of my National Young Arts Merit winner submission and my college portfolio.

About Ryleigh

Ryleigh completed twelve years of Girl Scouts and will finish her Gold Award this
summer. She is a two year member of the National Honor Society. She lettered two years on her tennis team while competing four and won the prestigious Heart of a Lion award her senior year. She excelled in photography resulting in multiple awards including being named a National Young Arts Merit Winner: one Gold Key. three Silver Keys, and three Honorable Mentions in Scholastic Art Awards. Ryleigh will major in graphic design and photography at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

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