Gladney's Transitional Care

Posted by Tanya Houk on 12/29/20 10:44 AM

Volunteer Transitional Care Families are often a crucial part of the adoption experience through The Gladney Center. This is especially true when the baby being placed for adoption enters the world facing medical challenges. In the hospital or at home, Transitional Care Parents provide a loving daily touch to babies in need of a family to help nourish and prepare that baby for a heathier future.  

The Gladney Center’s Transitional Care Services benefits the triad of clients involved in the adoption process. Birth parents do feel more comfortable once they witness the love and attention given to their baby by these supportive volunteers. Adoptive parents benefit from the knowledge and nurturing provided through the transitional care updates, and of course the baby benefits by receiving all the attention and extra love provided before placement day.

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Topics: Insider, Adoption Services, Transitional Care

Birth Parents and Pandemic – How We Can Get Through This

Posted by Amy Shore, MA, M.Ed., LPC on 3/27/20 9:25 AM

As a birth parent caseworker in Houston, I am used to meeting with my expectant mothers face to face in their homes or in a public place where we can plan their adoptions.  However, COVID-19 came to town and abruptly halted our way of meeting. How do I provide the services and the attention that my clients need at this time of crisis in the community (and the world!)?

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Topics: Unplanned Pregnancy, Gladney Birth Parent, Adoption Services

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